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Can you believe Summer is OVER and today’s Labor Day? You know what that means? Even shorter days and cooler nights. Which is perfect because Fall is my favorite season anyway. That means we move into the mood for more heartier food like jambalaya.
This dish right here is a Southern favorite with a little twist, instead of rice we are using Freekeh grain. What is Freekeh? Well I’m glad you asked let me share a little about it before I go in on this recipe.
The word itself is Arabic for “to rub”. It’s quite interesting how the grain was created. A village in the Middle East was attacked and their crop of green wheat set on fire. The village couldn’t afford to lose the crop otherwise they would have starved so the local villagers took the burnt grain, rubbed away the charred pieces, cooked it and voila they created Freekeh grain and now it’s being shared with the masses. It’s organic, contains 6 grams of protein per serving compared to white and brown rice and is only 130 calories per serving compared to quinoa and wheat with the lowest amount of carbs per serving compared to white rice, brown rice, quinoa and wheat. It’s nutrition packed.
Now that you’ve received a little history lesson, let me share with you one of their absolutely delicious recipes found in the Freekeh Cookbook which is a delicious change to a traditional American dish – JAMBALAYA.
- 1 package-6 links chicken andouille sausage, diced and browned
- 2-3 large sweet peppers, diced
- 1 large onion, diced
- 10 garlic cloves, diced (modify to your tastebuds)
- 1 14.5-ounce can diced fire roasted tomatoes (including liquid)
- 1 8-ounce package cracked Freekeh (approx. 1 1/3 cups) (any variety of freekeh, Original,
Rosemary Sage or Tamari work well in this recipe)
- 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce you enjoy
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds
- 10-12 large shrimp, peeled, deveined and rinsed
- salt and pepper to taste
- garnish with diced cilantro or parsley
Pour olive oil in pot, next brown the chicken andouille sausage and set aside. Next add garlic and onions to the pot and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Then add remaining ingredients plus chicken andouille to the pot and bring to a boil and then turn down to low-medium and cook for 10 minutes. Last add shrimp and let cook for another 5 to 10 minutes until the shrimp is opaque and cooked through. Do not overcook the shrimp.
Serves approximately 4 to 8 people.
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