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Andouille and Shrimp Jamabalaya – Quick & Easy

A quick and easy and delicious Shrimp Jambalaya with spicy andouille. #jambalaya #andouille @mjskitchen

 

Looking for another comfort food?  Try jambalaya.  It is so easy to make, hot and spicy, packed with lots of flavor, everything you’re looking for in comfort food.  Plus it takes less than 45 minutes from start to finish.  Today I’m sharing my Andouille and Shrimp Jambalaya, a dish we make about once a month, because it is so good and a meal we just never get tired of eating.

As with gumbos and etouffées, you use the holy trinity (onion, celery and bell pepper) for jambalaya, but you skip the roux. The remaining ingredients are added quickly after the trinity is sauteed, and in the amount of time it takes to cook white rice, your meal is done.  Ready in less than 45 minutes!

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Bourbon Braised Pork Loin with Mushrooms and Apples

A quick and easy meal - Bourbon Braised Pork Loin with apples and mushrooms, served over Israeli couscous #pork #easy #meal |mjskitchen.com

 

This Bourbon Braised Pork has a fabulous combination of ingredients – apples, mushrooms, aromatics, lots of sage, and a braising liquid of bourbon and apple cider.  It’s hearty, healthy, full of flavor, and, when served over toasted Israeli couscous or brown rice, a complete meal.  And on top of all of that, it takes less than 45 minutes to make.  It’s one of those meals that you’ll be asking – “How soon can I make it again?”.

 

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Composed Salad with Green Chile Sausage

A composed salad with green chile sausage and a variety of healthy salad ingredients. | mjskitchen.com

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Today you’re getting two recipes for the price one – a Green Chile Sausage recipe and a Composed Salad recipe that uses the green chile sausage as a salad component.  Normally, I would never have considered using sausage in a salad, but this chile sausage has a flavor profile that allows it to be used in a variety of ways, including in salads.

The composed salad shown here is just one variation of a salad using green chile sausage.  There are many other ingredients that can be used in addition to or in place of what you see here.  The recipe below lists the ingredients shown and a few other ingredients that are complementary to the green chile sausage.  Of course, putting together a salad like this usually just comes down to using what you have on hand.

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New Mexico Pork and Green Chile Posole

A traditional New Mexico posole' with pork and green chile #posole #pork mjskitchen.com

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After a brief week of warmer weather, winter returned and so did the desire for comfort food.  Upon the request of a visiting friend, I made this New Mexico pork and green chile posole.  This posole, like most posole dishes, is hearty, spicy and warms you through and through.  It’s made with pork shoulder and roasted green chile, and served with warm corn tortillas.  The only problem with this posole is making sure you have enough, because everyone is going to want seconds!

If you are unfamiliar with posole, click on the following link. What is posole?

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5 Perfect Grilling Recipes to Try Out This Holiday Season

While I’m taking a break for a few weeks, Tiffany from the website Dilesia – Where sweet treats and good eats meet – is filling in with a timely post on five perfect grilling recipes for the holiday season.  Thank you Tiffany!  All of these dishes look fabulous!

Five grilling recipes to try for the holiday season from Dilesia @mjskitchen

Tiffany ….

The holidays are approaching, accompanied by the plethora of activities that are involved in feeding and entertaining large numbers of people. Beginning from Thanksgiving, spreading across Christmas and stretching well into the New Year, you will find yourself having to come up with delicious and nutritious meals for friends and family.

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Smoked Chicken with Herb and Chile Rubs

Hickory smoked chickens with two types of dry rubs | mjskitchen.com

 

It’s the time of year for grilling and smoking, long weekends, holidays, outdoor family gatherings and all those events that scream outdoor cooking. So in celebration of being able to cook outdoors it’s time to introduce Bobby’s smoking, new toy – a Pit Barrel Cooker.  For years he has used his gas grill as a smoker, but, even though the results have been great, the process is rather cumbersome.  The pit barrel cooker has simplified the setup, the cleanup, the overall process, and the results…fabulous.  It’s hard to say what I’ve enjoyed most – the pulled pork, pork ribs, or these smoked chickens.  Everything that comes out of the barrel is mouthwatering, but the herb smoked chicken is the epitome of smoked chicken.

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Savory Navy Beans with a Touch of Heat

Savory Navy beans cooked with vegetables, herbs and a touch of spice. #beans #navy @mjskitchen

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When it comes to white beans, navy beans are our favorite.  In comparison to the Great Northern and Cannellini, navy beans cook faster, have a creamier texture (IMO), and work with a lot of different flavors. Navy beans are normally used in baked beans, but for this recipe, I went for a more savory navy bean with hint of heat.

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Roasted Vegetables with Mexican Chorizo

Roasted Vegetables and Chorizo - A serious mix of root vegetable are combined with peppers and chorizo then roasted to perfection for a hearty one pot dish. #roasted #vegetables #chorizo mjskitchen.com

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Roasted Vegetables with Mexican Chorizo is a potpourri of root vegetables roasted with onion, peppers and Mexican Chorizo.  It is a relatively easy dish to make but does require a lot of chopping, something that I enjoy doing. Once chopped, the root vegetables are tossed in a bowl with some simple spices and oil, then roasted.  After 20 minutes, the peppers and chorizo are added and the roasting continues until done.  This two-step roast allows the root vegetables to completely cook without overcooking the peppers and chorizo.  And what is the end result? A hearty bowl of goodness.  A complete meal all in one dish.

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Pork Kabobs with Tomato Red Chile Jam

Pork kabobs marinated in tomato red chile jam | mjskitchen.com

 

A few weeks ago you were introduced to my Tomato Red Chile Jam, a sweet, spicy, and savory jam.  There are several ways to use this jam, but one of our favorites is as the marinade for pork kabobs.  If you already have made the jam, the marinade and the pork kabobs are so easy to prepare and grill.  As kabobs, the pork grills relatively quick and can be ready for the table within 45 minutes from applying the marinade.

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