Jambalaya with Chicken and Pecan Smoked Sausage

Jambalaya WM


2 T olive oil
1 T butter, unsalted
12 oz pecan or garlic smoked sausage, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 lb tasso diced
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 cups onion, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1 large shallot, minced
1 T garlic cloves, minced
2 bay leaves
2 t paprika
1 1/2 t granulated onion
1 1/2 t granulated garlic
1 1/2 t dried basil
1 t chili powder
1 t dried oregano
1/2 t dried thyme
1/4 1 ground black pepper
1/4 t ground white pepper
1/4 t celery seed
1/4 t cayenne pepper, more or less to taste
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (14.5 oz) can tomatoes, diced
2 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 1/2 cup rice

Garnish: green onion, sliced Read More

Beef Bone Stock


Stock Ingredients:

2 lbs soup bones, either short ribs or oxtail, or talk to your butcher to find out what is available
1 T vegetable oil, or other high heat oil
Cheesecloth and cooking twine
1 carrot, sliced into three pieces, root and stem removed
Skin and first layer of one large onion
2 sprigs parsley
Center ribs of celery, including all the leaves
15 or so pepper corns, a small handful will do
6 cups water
1/2 t salt Read More

Beef Bone and Vegetable Soup



2 t olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 celery stalks
3 carrots, peeled and sliced
4 cloves garlic
1 recipe Beef Bone Stock (6 cups)
2 (15 oz) cans diced tomatoes
1 T fresh parsley, chopped
1 parmesan rind
1/2 t oregano
1 t garlic powder
1 bay leaf
Two shakes of crushed red pepper flakes, or more to taste
4 medium red potatoes
12 oz cut or snapped green beans
Cooked beef from the bones that made the stock
Additional salt and pepper to taste

Alternative ingredient: use store bought stock and cut leftover roast or steak into small pieces and add it to the soup. Read More