Hi everyone! As part of my new series on celebrity home chefs, today I present an old friend and colleague who I knew, even 15 years ago, would become an incredible mover and shaker for health. Visit her website (link below) and see why her new book may just change your family’s life.
Although Felicia is not a gourmet chef, says she orders in and eats out a few times a week, she does have some simple, healthy and tasty dishes that are always crowd pleasers. The one below was given to her by a college acquaintance. She says it can be made strictly vegetarian since it can be made without shell fish or red meat, or without sausage at all. If made without the roux, it can be low in fat, cholesterol and sodium. Enjoy!
Felicia’s New Orleans-Style Jammin Jambalaya
1 lb chicken breast
1 lb sausage (pork, turkey or vegetarian)
1 lb peeled shrimp (optional)
4 medium size onions
1 green pepper
1 red pepper
3 cloves of garlic
1 can Rotelle© tomatoes – a brand name for canned, seasoned tomatoes & peppers & chiles. May used Italian/Mexican-style tomatoes
1 cup rice (Uncle Ben’s©)
2 ½ cups of water
Cayenne Pepper to taste
¼ tsp. McIlhenny Co Brand Tabasco Pepper Sauce
Cut chicken & sausage into small pieces
Dice the onions, garlic & peppers
In a skillet, cook the chicken & sausage (& shrimp)
Add onions, garlic & peppers
Put the above into a large pot; add tomatoes, rice, water & cayenne pepper
Cover & cook on low heat for 30 minutes (maybe longer, the mixture should be “dry” not soupy). This may also be made in a large or disposable roasting pan – covered, and placed in the oven (at 375°) for at least 45 minutes.
This yields dinner for 4 or side dish for 8. This can be a good choice for parties.
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