Sausage, Peppers, Onions & Shrimp
The first week we spent in New Orleans entailed eating some of the best seafood I’ve ever had in my life, navigating flood waters and unfamiliar streets, job interviews and getting a feel for the City we would call home for the next four months.
By the time we got around to shooting our first blog post I was pooped. I walked through the grocery store searching for inspiration and stared blankly at the chalkboard sign detailing the prices of the farmer’s vegetables in a pinched handwriting. Colored bell peppers were $1.25 a piece so I settled for a green one instead. A few more minutes were spent listlessly circling the store and I came to the conclusion that all I wanted was a simple dish of vegetables, sausage, and shrimp.
I came home with a bunch of random vegetables, andouille sausage, shrimp and creole seasoning and then I began to cook, not really knowing what the final dish would be. I browned sausage, caramelized onions, sauteed shrimp, peppers & garlic and toasted thick slices of crusty bread on a hot, cast iron pan with plenty of butter. Finally, I sat down with Tony and soaked up every last bit of that fantastic dish and it was everything I wanted it to be. I hope you enjoy this first dish that carries with it the flavors and simplicity that I have found in New Orleans. Stay tuned for many more recipes to come.