I can’t be the only one that excitingly buys a cookbook, drools all over the wonderful things I’m going to “make” then puts it on a shelf for three years.
Well this year is a year of goals and with that comes the ‘I’m going to cook something out off a cookbook at least once a week’ goal, my 52 week challenge so to speak. And I say me, I’m the voice, occasional stirrer and smasher of things. I can’t quite get super stuck in due to my disability, but I’m very much involved in the process, my mum will tell you that.
So far it’s been going pretty well, it gets me out of my room and in the kitchen, but most importantly it’s brought delicious food.
We’ve had Thai fish cakes and peanut sauce with sweet potato fries from Chrissy Teigens Cravings, Hungry for more, I highly recommend this and Lime and saffron chicken with Persian rice from The Saffron Tales so far.
I have however bent the rules slightly and last week made an inspired by dish.
It was again from Chrissy Teigen, but this time her first book. The recipe was Cajun Sausage, Peppers and Cabbage. At first we were just going to do it without the cabbage, because honestly I wasn’t feeling it, but then we wanted some carbs and then we couldn’t find all the right ingredients. Instead of giving up we improvised and ended up with the most delicious, warming bowl of yumminess. Honestly it’s so good.
So I give to you:
Chloes Cajun Sausage & Peppers inspired by Chrissy Teigen.
Disclaimer: When making this we did kinda just chuck everything in so if you want more potato or less pepper, you do you.
500g of Smoked Sausage that’s ready to eat – we used a polish sausage kiełbasa ślaska, alternately you could use Mattessons smoked sausage.
200g of Ready to eat Chorizo
3 Peppers, I used red and green but all colours are welcome
1 Large Onion
235ml of Chicken stock
2 teaspoon of Cajun spices
2 tablespoons of Minced garlic
Oil for frying around 3 tablespoons
Firstly chop everything.
Chop the sausage and chorizo into chunks, the potatoes into smallish cubes so the cook quickly, and the peppers into long strips and the onion into half moons.
In your biggest frying pan heat the oil on a medium to high heat, add the sausage, chorizo and potato and cook for around 5 minutes.
Add the onion, pepper, garlic and Cajun seasoning and cook until they start to soften, around 10 minutes.
Turn down the heat to medium low and add the chicken stock.
Let simmer for around 20 minutes.
Now serve in a big bowl, and if you’re anything like me you will have a slice of crusty bread with butter waiting to mop up all the juices.
Oh, my mouth is watering now.
If you give this a go let me know.
Enjoy, C x