Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

October 3, 2021 at 7:16 PM | Posted in Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, gumbo, leftovers, seafood, shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

 

For Breakfast I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 73 degrees with rain and thunderstorms out today. I had to break out the Big Breakfast this morning, I was starving! I prepared Glier’s Turkey Goetta, Simply Potatoes Southwest Style Shredded Hash Browns, a Sunny Side Up Egg, a toasted slice of Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Wheat Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mom had the same thing except with Coffee and and a glass of Orange Juice. That Breakfast hit the spot! Not a lot to do so I did a small load of laundry for Mom. I got everything done so I got the Board Game Sorry for Mom out. She loves playing that Game! That was the day today. For Dinner tonight I heated up the Leftover Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo. I’ve left the original post from last night for the recipe ingredients and instructions. Enjoy and Stay Safe out there.

 

Gumbo is always one of my favorite meals, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo! Plus the leftovers are just as good if not better! To make it I used a box of Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix for the Gumbo base, 1 1/2 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages (sliced into bite size slices), a bag of Meijer Brand Jumbo Shrimp and Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I precooked the Sausage and Shrimp, according to the package instructions, before adding it to the Gumbo.

 

The Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix uses Pasta instead of Rice. It’s very easy to prepare, takes about 25-30 minutes. To start; I just boil the stock that’s in the packet, add the sliced Turkey Sausage to the stock along with a few shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and continued to cook for 10-15 minutes. Then I added the Shrimp and simmered for another 2-3 minutes. And the Gumbo is ready to serve and It turns out fantastic! Nice flavor, incredible tasting stock, meaty Shrimp and Sausage, and plenty of Pasta, makes one easily prepared hearty and delicious dish. Plus enough leftovers for a couple of lunches too, I took a small bowl over to my neighbor also. Then for Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Smart Pop – Popcorn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink. I finally broke down and bought a couple of the Plastic Bottles of Snapple. The 1st one I had tried when they first came out wasn’t too good. These are much better!

 

 

Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix
Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix is an easy-to-prepare mix that has just the right blend of ingredients for a great-tasting, authentic New Orleans style meal. With Zatarain’s New Orleans style pasta dinners, you can enjoy the fun of pasta and the authentic flavor of New Orleans! Just add ground beef to complete this easy-to-prepare dinner your whole family will love.

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix:
* A New Orleans tradition since 1889
* Add meat to make a complete meal

https://www.mccormick.com/Zatarains/Products/Dinner-and-Side-Mixes/Pasta-Mixes/Jambalaya-Pasta-Dinner-Mix

Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

October 2, 2021 at 7:19 PM | Posted in Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, gumbo, seafood, shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

 

 

For Breakfast I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 67 degrees and passing rain showers out today. Went to Walmart after my Tea. Needed a few items and I bought a new rake. Back home couldn’t do much yard work because of the rain showers. Did a few things around the house. I One of my favorite Dinners tonight! For Dinner tonight I prepared a personal favorite, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo.

 

Gumbo is always one of my favorite meals, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo! Plus the leftovers are just as good if not better! To make it I used a box of Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix for the Gumbo base, 1 1/2 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages (sliced into bite size slices), a bag of Meijer Brand Jumbo Shrimp and Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I precooked the Sausage and Shrimp, according to the package instructions, before adding it to the Gumbo.

 

The Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix uses Pasta instead of Rice. It’s very easy to prepare, takes about 25-30 minutes. To start; I just boil the stock that’s in the packet, add the sliced Turkey Sausage to the stock along with a few shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and continued to cook for 10-15 minutes. Then I added the Shrimp and simmered for another 2-3 minutes. And the Gumbo is ready to serve and It turns out fantastic! Nice flavor, incredible tasting stock, meaty Shrimp and Sausage, and plenty of Pasta, makes one easily prepared hearty and delicious dish. Plus enough leftovers for a couple of lunches too, I took a small bowl over to my neighbor also. Then for Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink. I finally broke down and bought a couple of the Plastic Bottles of Snapple. The 1st one I had tried when they first came out wasn’t too good. These are much better!

 

 

Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix
Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix is an easy-to-prepare mix that has just the right blend of ingredients for a great-tasting, authentic New Orleans style meal. With Zatarain’s New Orleans style pasta dinners, you can enjoy the fun of pasta and the authentic flavor of New Orleans! Just add ground beef to complete this easy-to-prepare dinner your whole family will love.

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix:
* A New Orleans tradition since 1889
* Add meat to make a complete meal

https://www.mccormick.com/Zatarains/Products/Dinner-and-Side-Mixes/Pasta-Mixes/Jambalaya-Pasta-Dinner-Mix

Fried Shrimp w/ Potato Pancakes and Baked Garlic Bread Loaf

September 20, 2021 at 7:05 PM | Posted in seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Shrimp w/ Potato Pancakes and Baked Garlic Bread Loaf

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin that I topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 77 degrees with rain showers this morning and heavier rains in the late afternoon. Moving slow today, my Sinuses are running wild. Had a headache all day. Should go away once the weather keeps going from hot to mild. Anyway for Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Shrimp w/ Potato Pancakes and Baked Garlic Bread Loaf.

 

While at Meijer last week I picked up some more of the Black Tiger Shrimp. A couple of weeks ago we had some and they were delicious! This batch looks just as good, there is some huge Shrimp in this batch! For the Breading I’m using Zatarain’s Fish Fri Crispy Southern Mix.

 

To prepare the Shrimp I rinsed them off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Seasoned them with Sea Salt. Then put them in a Hefty Plastic Storage Bag and added Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix, shook the bag until all the Nuggets were coated. Then pan fried them in a medium size skillet in Cooking Olive Oil. Fried each side for about 2 minutes, until a golden brown. The Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri is perfect for Seafood!

 

So for a side I prepared some Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix, my favorite (Never made a cake I didn’t like!). Just add 2 Egg Beater’s (1/2 Cup), 2 1/4 Cups Water, to the mix stir and fry! Easy and makes one good Potato Pancake and their only 80 calories and 18 carbs per serving (3 Potato Pancakes). The whole family loves these Potato Pancakes! I served them with a side of Daisy Light Sour Cream. They turn out so good and easy to reheat the leftovers, perfect for Breakfast.

 

I also baked a loaf of the New York Bakery Garlic Loaf Bread. For Dessert later a Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shrimp Health Benefits……….
Shrimp may have a variety of health benefits. It is high in several vitamins and minerals, and is a rich source of protein. Eating shrimp may also promote heart and brain health due to its content of omega-3 fatty acids and the antioxidant astaxanthin ( 6 , 11 , 12 , 13 ).

 

 

Fried Shrimp w/ Roasted Asparagus and Sliced New Potatoes

September 1, 2021 at 7:12 PM | Posted in seafood, shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Shrimp w/ Roasted Asparagus and Sliced New Potatoes

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Very windy out all day but the humidity is gone and we had a high of 79 degrees. Finally some relief from the heat and humidity! Later after Lunch I got the 4 wheel cart out and got some yard work done. Beautiful day to be outside doing something. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Shrimp w/ Roasted Asparagus and Sliced New Potatoes.

 

While at Meijer last week I picked up some more of the Black Tiger Shrimp. A couple of weeks ago we had some and they were delicious! This batch looks just as good, there is some huge Shrimp in this batch! For the Breading I’m using Zatarain’s Fish Fri Crispy Southern Mix.

 

To prepare the Shrimp I rinsed them off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Seasoned them with Sea Salt. Then put them in a Hefty Plastic Storage Bag and added Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix, shook the bag until all the Nuggets were coated. Then pan fried them in a medium size skillet in Cooking Olive Oil. Fried each side for about 2 minutes, until a golden brown. The Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri is perfect for Seafood!

 

For a side I prepared Roasted Asparagus, that I also picked up at Meijer earlier today. To prepare it I’ll need; 1 bunch of Asparagus (fibrous bases removed), 1 Tablespoon of Crumbled Bacon or Bacon Bits, Ground Garlic Salt, Sea Salt, Freshly Ground Black Pepper, and 1 tbsp Extra Light Olive Oil. To prepare it is easy; Preheat the oven to 400F. Place the Asparagus in a baking tray sheet. Add the Bacon, Garlic Salt, Salt, Pepper, and Extra Light Olive Oil and toss to coat. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool a couple of minutes and serve! Comes out tender and delicious!

 

For another side I heated up a can of Del Monte Sliced New Potatoes. I use a lot of Del Monte Vegetable Products, always delicious and store a lot longer than fresh Vegetables. To prepare them I emptied the can into a small sauce pan. Heated it on medium heat until heated through. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shrimp Health Benefits……….
Shrimp may have a variety of health benefits. It is high in several vitamins and minerals, and is a rich source of protein. Eating shrimp may also promote heart and brain health due to its content of omega-3 fatty acids and the antioxidant astaxanthin ( 6 , 11 , 12 , 13 ).

Fried Grouper w/ Sliced New Potatoes and Corn on the Cob Sweet Corn

August 26, 2021 at 7:06 PM | Posted in fish, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Grouper w/ Sliced New Potatoes and Corn on the Cob Sweet Corn

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea to start my day. 94 degrees, humid, and sunny out there. Watered everything down after my Tea. Then I went and picked up Breakfast for Mom at Wendy’s. Back home they finally finished our outside wooden deck up! Took a while but worth it. I now have a ramp so I can roll right up in my Hoveround, so nice! Should have had it done years ago. It’s getting too hot and humid to do much else outside, called it a day. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Grouper w/ Sliced New Potatoes and Corn on the Cob Sweet Corn.

 

I love my Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper. When we went to Jungle Jim’s this morning I picked up Grouper Fillets they had on sale, couldn’t pass that up! I first washed the fillets off in cold water and then cut the huge fillets into 4 smaller fillets, keeping 2 out for Dinner and froze the other 2.

 

To prepare the fillet I seasoned it with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the fillet in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added McCormick Golden Dipt Seafood Fry Mix. Shook until the fillets was well coated. Shook off the excess. Then got the Cast Iron Skillet out, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was ready I added the Grouper Fillets, frying about 3 1/2 minutes per side until golden brown. Grouper is so meaty and flavorful. And these turned out Delicious!

 

For one side I heated up a can of Del Monte Sliced New Potatoes. I use a lot of Del Monte Vegetable Products, always delicious and store a lot longer than fresh Vegetables. To prepare them I emptied the can into a small sauce pan. Heated it on medium heat until heated through.

 

For another side I boiled an Ear of Sweet Corn, thanks again to Jungle Jim’s! It came out so good. I seasoned it with Morton’s Light Salt and Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Quite a Meal tonight. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grouper – Firm texture, white meat with large flake and a mild flavor. Extra lean fish.

NUTRITION
Nutritional values for approximately 4 ounces (114 grams) of raw, edible portions
* Calories 110
* Calories From Fat 20
* Total Fat 2 g
* Saturated Fat 0 g
* Cholesterol 55 mg
* Sodium 65 mg
* Total Carbohydrates 0 g
* Protein 23 g

Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

August 23, 2021 at 6:55 PM | Posted in Pasta Roni, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

 

For Breakfast I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. High of 92 degrees, sunny, and humid out. We had a heat index of 100 degrees. Too hot to do anything outside, and they say the next couple of days it will be even hotter. After my Tea I went out and watered everything down. Then I had to get some grass seed down in part of the back yard. Had everything done before it got too hot out. Did a few things inside. For Dinner tonight a favorite of mine, Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni.

 

So for the Shrimp part of the dish I used Meijer Brand Frozen Jumbo Shrimp. This is my frozen Shrimp of choice, best I’ve found. I had them in the freezer so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I love Shrimp and all Seafood. For the Shrimp; I started by rinsing the Shrimp off in cold water and letting it dry in a colander. Using a medium size skillet, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and a 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that I heated on medium heat. I seasoned them with Old Bay Seasoning and a sprinkle of Morton’s Lite Salt and added the Shrimp to the skillet. Cooked them 2 minutes per side, turning the Shrimp once. And as the Shrimp was cooking I started to prepare the Pasta.

 

I love having Shrimp with the Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs. It comes with the Pasta Special Seasonings Packet and I added; 1 1/3 cups of water, 2/3 cups of 2% milk, and 2 tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Then to prepare it; In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently. Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken. There’s 2 servings per box, leftovers coming tomorrow for Lunch. Nice seasoning and the Parmesan Sauce is very flavorful. I topped the Pasta with some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese and the Shrimp. Too good, this makes one easily prepared and delicious Shrimp and Pasta Dish! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Popcorn with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Pasta Roni Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

Our Pasta Roni Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs flavor blends delicate angel hair pasta in a creamy herb sauce with other natural flavors. This delicately flavored dish is the perfect complement to your family’s favorite Italian-inspired recipes.

What You’ll Do
1 – In a medium saucepan bring water, milk and butter or margarine to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil.
2 – Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently.
3 – Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken.
http://www.ricearoni.com/products/Pasta_Roni/Angel_Hair_Pasta_with_Herb

 

 

 

 

Shrimp Health Benefits……….
Shrimp may have a variety of health benefits. It is high in several vitamins and minerals, and is a rich source of protein. Eating shrimp may also promote heart and brain health due to its content of omega-3 fatty acids and the antioxidant astaxanthin ( 6 , 11 , 12 , 13 ).

Fried Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast

August 19, 2021 at 7:23 PM | Posted in oysters, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 83 degrees, rain and thunderstorms and humid outside. We had heavy rains on and off all day. So today was house cleaning day, dusted and ran the vacuum. Later I cleaned our ceiling fans off. Did a few more things around the house. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast.

 

Fried Oysters, Baked Potato, and Texas Toast, always one of my favorite meals! As usual I used Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters, my favorite. To prepare them; Place shucked oysters in a colander, rinse in cold water and drain. Dredge drained Oysters in the Flour, then Egg Beater’s, and then in Panko Crumbs seasoned with Sea Salt and Pepper (coating each oyster thoroughly). Set aside to dry at least 1/2 hour. An easy way to coat the oysters with the Panko Crumbs is to place the Crumbs in a resealable plastic bag, add egg-dipped oysters, seal bag, and then shake.

 

Next, heat the Extra Light Olive Oil in a frying pan (I like to use my cast-iron frying pan) to 370 degrees F. or until quite hot. Fry oysters until golden brown on one side, then turn over each Oyster carefully to brown the other side, approximately 1 to 2 minutes on each side Fry oyster until golden brown and edges are curled. Do not overcook or overcrowd in the frying pan. Remove from the frying pan and serve immediately. Serve with Lemons Wedges, Tartar Sauce, Cocktail Sauce and/or your favorite hot sauce. I served mine with some McCormick’s Tartar Sauce with a side of my favorite hot sauce Frank’s Hot Sauce. These are so delicious, golden brown and with an incredible fresh flavor.

 

I had a baked Russet Potato for a side with the Oysters. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.

 

 

Finally I baked a slice of New York Bakery Texas Toast. Love having the trio of Fried Oysters, Baked Potato, and a baked slice of Texas Toast! I always enjoy this Dinner. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Sprite Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe:
Ingredients:

12 large-medium Oysters, shucked
1 tablespoon Flour
1 Eggs, beaten or 1/4 cup egg Beater’s
1 cup Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs
Sea Salt and Pepper, to taste
2 to 3 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil
Lemon Wedges, optional
Hot sauce, optional
Seafood Cocktail Sauce, optional

Preparation:

Place shucked oysters in a colander to drain.

1 – Dip drained oysters in flour, then beaten eggs, shake off excess, and in panko crumbs seasoned with salt and pepper (coating each oyster thoroughly). Set aside to dry at least 1/2 hour. NOTE: An easy way to coat the oysters with the panko crumbs is to place the crumbs in a resealable plastic bag, add egg-dipped oysters, seal bag, and then shake.

2 – Heat canola oil in a frying pan (I like to use my cast-iron frying pan) to 370 degrees F. or until quite hot.

3 – Fry oysters until golden brown on one side, then turn over each oysters carefully to brown the other side, approximately 1 to 2 minutes on each side Fry oyster until golden brown and edges are curled. Do not overcook or overcrowd in frying pan. Remove from frying pan and serve immediately.

Serve with Lemons Wedges, Tartar Sauce, Cocktail Sauce and/or your favorite hot sauce.

Makes 2 servings.

NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF OYSTERS
Oysters are naturally high in many essential vitamins and minerals including protein, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, zinc, and vitamin C.

 

Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters

Product Details
Hilton’s oysters are plump, juicy and full of flavor making them superb for cooking purposes in stews, pan fried, casseroles and turkey stuffing during the Holidays plus many more recipes.

Features
* Available year around
* Low in fat, calories and cholesterol
* Fast and easy to prepare
* High in protein, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, zinc and vitamin C
* All natural
* Product of USA

Ingredients
Pacific Small Willapoint Oysters

Leftover Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

August 16, 2021 at 7:15 PM | Posted in Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, gumbo, seafood, shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftover Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

 

For Breakfast I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 80 degrees, cloudy with passing rain showers out there today. We had a good shower of rain overnight but we need more rain. The grass and trees are brown from lack of rain. After my Tea I went and filled the car up with gas. About Noon I headed out to Ross, Ohio with my friend Linda. We go out there every so often to the 2 outdoor Produce Markets. They have the best Sweet Corn in Ohio grown in Ross. I picked up 3 lbs. of Half Runner Green Beans, a few Tomatoes, 6 Ears of Sweet Corn, and 10 big and beautiful South Carolina Peaches. I love those Peaches! Back home for Dinner tonight I heated up the Leftover Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo.

 

Gumbo is always one of my favorite meals, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo! Plus the leftovers are just as good if not better! To make it I used a box of Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix for the Gumbo base, 1 1/2 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages (sliced into bite size slices), a bag of Meijer Brand Jumbo Shrimp and Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I precooked the Sausage and Shrimp, according to the package instructions, before adding it to the Gumbo.

 

The Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix uses Pasta instead of Rice. It’s very easy to prepare, takes about 25-30 minutes. To start; I just boil the stock that’s in the packet, add the sliced Turkey Sausage to the stock along with a few shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and continued to cook for 10-15 minutes. Then I added the Shrimp and simmered for another 2-3 minutes. And the Gumbo is ready to serve and It turns out fantastic! Nice flavor, incredible tasting stock, meaty Shrimp and Sausage, and plenty of Pasta, makes one easily prepared hearty and delicious dish. Plus enough leftovers for a couple of lunches too, I took a small bowl over to my neighbor also. Then for Dessert a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello.

 

 

 

Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix
Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix is an easy-to-prepare mix that has just the right blend of ingredients for a great-tasting, authentic New Orleans style meal. With Zatarain’s New Orleans style pasta dinners, you can enjoy the fun of pasta and the authentic flavor of New Orleans! Just add ground beef to complete this easy-to-prepare dinner your whole family will love.

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix:
* A New Orleans tradition since 1889
* Add meat to make a complete meal

https://www.mccormick.com/Zatarains/Products/Dinner-and-Side-Mixes/Pasta-Mixes/Jambalaya-Pasta-Dinner-Mix

Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

August 15, 2021 at 7:14 PM | Posted in Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, gumbo, seafood, shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

 

For Breakfast I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 80 degrees, cloudy with passing rain showers out there today, we got little to none here at the house though. After my Tea I went to Kroger for Mom, she needed a few items. Then back home. Later I went to Lowe’s and picked up a bag of Small Size Creek Rocks and a bag of Grass Seed. I’m trying to get the yard in shape for the Fall and Winter Season. Not much else going on this Sunday Afternoon. For Dinner tonight I prepared a personal favorite, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo.

 

Gumbo is always one of my favorite meals, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo! Plus the leftovers are just as good if not better! To make it I used a box of Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix for the Gumbo base, 1 1/2 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages (sliced into bite size slices), a bag of Meijer Brand Jumbo Shrimp and Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I precooked the Sausage and Shrimp, according to the package instructions, before adding it to the Gumbo.

 

The Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix uses Pasta instead of Rice. It’s very easy to prepare, takes about 25-30 minutes. To start; I just boil the stock that’s in the packet, add the sliced Turkey Sausage to the stock along with a few shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and continued to cook for 10-15 minutes. Then I added the Shrimp and simmered for another 2-3 minutes. And the Gumbo is ready to serve and It turns out fantastic! Nice flavor, incredible tasting stock, meaty Shrimp and Sausage, and plenty of Pasta, makes one easily prepared hearty and delicious dish. Plus enough leftovers for a couple of lunches too, I took a small bowl over to my neighbor also. Then for Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix
Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix is an easy-to-prepare mix that has just the right blend of ingredients for a great-tasting, authentic New Orleans style meal. With Zatarain’s New Orleans style pasta dinners, you can enjoy the fun of pasta and the authentic flavor of New Orleans! Just add ground beef to complete this easy-to-prepare dinner your whole family will love.

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix:
* A New Orleans tradition since 1889
* Add meat to make a complete meal

https://www.mccormick.com/Zatarains/Products/Dinner-and-Side-Mixes/Pasta-Mixes/Jambalaya-Pasta-Dinner-Mix

Baked Gourmet Crab Cakes and Perfectly Crisp Shrimp w/ Sweet Corn on the Cob

August 5, 2021 at 7:15 PM | Posted in Crab Cakes, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Gourmet Crab Cakes and Perfectly Crisp Shrimp w/ Sweet Corn on the Cob

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea to start the day. 87 degrees and mostly sunny outside today. It was another busy day around the house. About 10:00 this morning I headed out to the Bank and then to pick up a friend of mine and we went out to Ross, Ohio to the Fresh Produce Stands. Just love it out there, everything green and beautiful! Both Markets were full of Produce. We picked up some Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Green Beans, Peaches and another Jar of that Fresh Honey. Back home I gave them a hand finishing up our outdoor wooden deck. They got the bottom half painted and the ramp installed. They have to replace some of the boards and support beams on the upper deck. Finally getting it in shape! For Dinner tonight I prepared Baked Gourmet Crab Cakes and Perfectly Crisp Shrimp w/ Sweet Corn on the Cob.

 

Both the Signature by Robert Irvine Gourmet Crab Cakes and the Chicken of the Sea Perfectly Crisp Shrimp are new items I picked up at Meijer last week. Both items come frozen and baked both of them to prepare them. I’m running short on time so I’ll go into detail about both items next time I have them, and I will be having them again!

 

Both items baked up perfectly and were delicious. The Crab Cakes will make some great Crab Cake Sliders. The Shrimp was very good also, nice crunch to them with the breading and seasoning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also boiled a couple of Ears of the Sweet Corn I purchased earlier at the Fresh Produce Markets. Tasted so fresh and good! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello. Take Care all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signature by Robert Irvine Gourmet Crab Cakes
All natural.
Two pack.
Net wt 6 oz (0.375 lb) 170g.

Directions
Keep frozen.
Conventional oven:
Bake approx 15 minutes at 400F.

 

 

 

Chicken of the Sea Perfectly Crisp Shrimp
https://chickenofthesea.com/products/shrimp/

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Cooking Without All The Fluff

Jackfruitful Kitchen

vegan - plant based - gluten free

Let's Eat!

Mangiamo!

Tasty Recipes

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Plate It Safe - Home

TURN UP THE HEAT TO 350*

Cooking Improv

Making new dishes from the old recipes

Raising Bakers

Faith, Family & Food

food-trails

Explore, Cook, Enjoy!!! Rediscover and share some known, some unknown recipes, food stories and experiences.