Recipe courtesy of Family Circle Magazine

Creole Vegetable Jambalaya

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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Ingredients

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 large onion, sliced

4 medium-size carrots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 medium-size sweet green pepper, cored, seeded, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 medium-size sweet red pepper, cored, seeded, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 medium-size head cauliflower, separated into florets (cut large florets in half)

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

3 cans (14.5 ounces each) stewed tomatoes

3 tablespoons tomato paste

1 can (14.5 ounces) vegetable broth

1 tablespoon creole seasoning

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 yellow summer squash, halved lengthwise, sliced crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick half moons

1/2 pound chorizo, chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

Shrimp:

1 1/4 pounds large shrimp (31 to 35 per pound), shelled and deveined

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

  1. Heat vegetable oil in large pot. Add onion and carrots; cook 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sweet peppers and cauliflower; cook 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic, tomatoes, tomato paste, vegetable broth, creole seasoning and salt. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer until vegetables are almost fork-tender, about 18 minutes.
  2. Add squash; cook until squash is cooked through but still retains its shape, about 5 minutes.
  3. Cook chorizo in skillet over high heat until browned, 5 minutes. Remove to paper toweling.
  4. Shrimp: Heat olive oil in large skillet over high heat. Season shrimp with the salt and pepper. Add shrimp to skillet; saute until cooked through, pink and curled, 2 to 3 minutes each side. Remove shrimp from skillet; keep shrimp warm.
  5. To serve, spoon cooked rice into large bowl. Spoon vegetable jambalaya over rice. Arrange cooked shrimp around edge. Serve browned chorizo in a bowl on the side for garnish.
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