Last night I was SO excited to make dinner! I was making a recipe that I saw on Holly’s blog. I was excited because I’ve never had Cajun food before. So I thought it would be interesting to change it up a bit in our house. So I got to work!
Cajun Shrimp & Turkey Sausage with Couscous (from Holly’s blog)
- Cooking spray
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, seeded, diced
- 8 ounces of turkey sausage, cut into diagonal slices (**I used about 5 or 6 links and I took off the casing)
- 2 teaspoon(s) Cajun or Creole seasoning (**I used Cajun seasoning)
- 2 can(s) (14 1/2-ounce) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, with juices (**I used Hunt’s brand)
- 1 box (10-ounce) plain couscous (**I used Near East brand)
- 1 pound(s) large shrimp, peeled, deveined, and tails intact
In a large skillet, heat cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add onions, bell pepper, sausage, and Cajun seasoning and cook about 5 minutes, until onions and peppers are softened and sausage is browned.
Stir in tomatoes and their juices. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 7 minutes. Meanwhile, cook couscous according to package instructions.
Add shrimp to skillet and cook about 3 minutes, until they’re cooked through. Add couscous to skillet and stir to combine. Enjoy!
I also made cornbread from the Quaker recipe that I found on the back of the cornmeal box. I am not going to post the recipe because I was very unhappy with the results. It was REALLY dried out. I didn’t care for it at all. I was disappointed quite honestly. Do you have a good cornbread recipe?
So you know my opinion of the cornbread that I made. It was very disappointing. As far as the Cajun Shrimp & Turkey Sausage Couscous is concerned, I didn’t like the Cajun seasoning at all! I’ve never had Cajun seasoning before so I didn’t know what to expect. I think I probably should have tasted it before I used it in our dinner. I think if the dish didn’t have the Cajun seasoning it would have been SO much better! I really wish I didn’t put it in the dish. I thought the rest of the flavors were great! The sausage and the shrimp blended well with the fire roasted tomatoes and the couscous. If you want to try this recipe, my only advice is do not use Cajun seasoning unless you know that you really like it! Otherwise, enjoy the dish!
Well I should get back to work now considering it looks like a blizzard outside and I don’t know how long I am going to stay here. Be REALLY safe today! It’s supposed to be bad up the entire East Coast! So take your time, and stay home if you don’t have to go out! See you for lunch!
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