Jambalaya with Shrimp and Andouille Sausage

Jambalaya

Creole style Jambalaya

You guys are in for a real treat if you like Jambalaya.  As always, I post recipes only as good as they come and the way I know they should be.  Nothing but the best restaurants in New Orleans serve Jambalaya like this and I’m going to teach you how to do it in the comfort of your own home.  I promise you, if you make Jambalaya like this the next you have friends or family over, no one is going to leave until you give them the exact ingredients.  Well, here it is, from Poor Man’s Gourmet Kitchen to yours.  Now go tear it up!

Jambalaya Ingredients:

2 Andouille Sausages
1 lbs Shrimp, pealed and deveined
2 cups Rice
1/2 Onion, chopped
1 Bell Pepper, chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
1/2 tsp Anchovy Paste, or one crushed anchovy
1 cup Clam Juice
Chicken Broth (approximately 1 quart, watch video)
1 can Diced Tomatoes
1/2 can Tomato Sauce
1 tbsp Creole Seasoning (add more to taste for spice)
1 tbsp Worcestershire
1 1/2 oz Louisiana Hot Sauce, (or something similar like Tabasco)
Top off with Scallions

Be sure to watch the short video tutorial and I’ll show you exactly how to make this amazing Jambalaya.

Sautéed Squid with Onions, Potatoes and Peppers

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The Best Sautéed Squid

This Sautéed Squid Recipe, truly is amazing.  It’s influence is derived from Spain due to the splash of Sherry Vinegar but truthfully, however, I don’t care where it comes from.  I would eat this cooked from any part of the world because it’s delicious.  I filmed this recipe late one Saturday Night, and my wife and I just devoured the entire plate.  So don’t just take my word for it.  My wife loves this recipe too.

If you don’t know how to prepare squid from scratch I’ve put together a quick video to teach you “How to Clean and Prepare whole Squid“.  I also have a Salt and Pepper Calamari recipe I’d like to share with you and a fried Italian style Calamari recipe, as well.

Sautéed Squid Ingredients:

1 lbs Squid/Calamari
1 Onion, sliced
1/4 Bell Pepper, sliced
12 Potatoes, small Charlotte
1/2 tsp Red Chili Flakes, crushed
1 Garlic Clove, chopped
1/2 tsp Thyme, dried
1 tbsp fresh Parsley, chopped
1 tbsp Sherry Vinegar
1 tsp sugar, to Caramelize the onions
1/3 cup Olive Oil, for cooking

Salt and Pepper to taste

Be sure to watch the short video tutorial and I’ll show you exactly how to make this incredible Spanish style Sautéed Squid recipe.

Braised Short Ribs – Northern Style Recipe

Braised Short Ribs

These Short Ribs Rock!

Braising Short Ribs usually calls for some sort of pan fry before they’re cooked in vegetable broth, right?  The only difference here is that the frying is done after and as strange as that may sound, the benefits are phenomenal. This recipe is different from most recipes out there but, if you sink your teeth into ribs, you are going to get flavor beyond flavor, with a texture and tenderness your mouth and stomach just won’t believe.

Just to be clear, these Northern style Short Ribs have an Asian influence.  For example, there’s soy sauce and lot’s of sugar but So what.  What Barbecue Sauce doesn’t have sugar in it.  None. Everybody sweetens up their sauce with something.  And many rib recipes use brown sugar as well.  P.F. Chang’s has a very similar recipe on their menu and for good reason; they’re delicious but don’t take my word for it, though.  Google Northern style short ribs and see what you find.

Braised Short Ribs Ingredients:

1 Rack of Pork Ribs
1 1/2 qt. Chicken Broth
1/3 cup Soy Sauce
1/3 cup Rice Wine
1/3 cup Sugar (Optional)
3 or 4 Garlic Cloves
1/2 tsp Ginger, chopped (optional)
1 bunch Green Onions, 6 to 8
1 Sprig Cilantro
1 tsp Anise
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Sesame Oil
Water for Poaching

Topping
2 tbsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Five Spice Powder (or cinnamon)

In a large cooking pot, fill halfway with water and bring it to a boil on the stove.  Clean the rack of ribs with a clean water rinse, then remove the membrane using a paper towel.  Score the back side of the ribs(bone side) with your knife, then cut in between every rib bone, separating one from the other.  Place the ribs into the boiling water and Poach for 20 to 25 Minutes.  Remove from heat, strain and rinse the ribs and clean off any cooked blood.  Place the ribs back into the same pot and add all the above ingredients.  Bring the Broth to a boil then reduce heat to medium and cook for approximately 1 hour.  Then pull out every individual rib and place them on a pan.  At this point the ribs can be eaten or refrigerated if you’d like to wait or skip the frying process, otherwise fry the ribs, 6 at a time at 350 degrees for about 2 minutes. Mix the Topping ingredients together and toss the ribs in a bowl with 1 tbsp of the Sugar and Five Spice mix and serve the Braised Short Ribs, Log Cabin style, 2 over 2, over 2.