OoOooo Spicy!!  

Posted by: Savari

*slinks back in the door hoping no one has paid attention to how long she has been away*

Sidetracks, sickness, kids, general unpleasantness, etc. aside, I finally managed to find time to sit down and spend some time on my personal blogs. I'll try to be more consistent. Try being the operative word. Anyways, on to the goodies.

As many, if not most, of you already know, in the south we will fry anything. Well, we also tend to like spicy foods. MmMMmm, fried spicy foods, wait...what?! Back on track. Personally, I even go so far as to put hot sauce on my french fries. Hey, it's good, don't knock it til you try it. :p This dish is something that has been a staple in my house for a long time and is a good go to when I can't come up with anything else to cook. Hope ya'll enjoy it as much as we do. Sorry in advance for the lack of pictures, Mini Me and Red destroy this stuff as soon as it's done.


2 boxes of the family sized Zatarains Jambalaya mix (yes I cheat, don't judge me :p)
1-2 lbs. shrimp
smoked sausage (I use a package)
crayfish (you can get this in the frozen section of the meat department of WalMart)

I make this one of two ways. If I'm boiling the sausage, I do that part first and while that's going on I peel the shrimp and hose 'em down with hot sauce and creole seasoning, stick 'em on a plate and shove 'em in the fridge. By the time I'm done with the shrimp, the sausage should be boiled to my liking. Take the sausage out, let it cool up some on a cutting board. Go ahead and start the Jambalaya according to the directions on the box. Get out a skillet and dice up an onion or two, saute the onion with butter and at the last minute go ahead and add the shrimp and crayfish. Turn the heat off on that mixture and cut up the sausage into rounds...toss it all into the pot with the rice mixture and let it finish cooking. The other way I do this is I don't boil the sausage, but cut it into rounds and throw it into the skillet with the onions, butter, shrimp and crayfish. Either way it turns out fine and tastes amazing. :D