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Gluten Free Penne Seafood Jambalaya
courtesy of Miles Overn
Makes 6 Servings
Here is a recipe I make when I'm entertaining friends who have gluten insensitivites or who are celiac. It's a seafood jambalaya
based on gluten free penne noodles. Give yourself an hour to put this one together, unless of course you are way more efficient in the
kitchen than I am, which is probably all of you.
|1||wine chorizo sausage||1
|1 lb||peeled, deveined large shrimp||1 lb
|1 lb||scallops||1 lb
|1 lb||Catelli penne noodles||1 lb
|1/2 cup||yellow onions, diced||1/2 cup
|1/2 cup||any colour bell pepper, diced||1/2 cup
|1/2 cup||parmesan chees, grated||1/2 cup
|3 tbsp||olive oil||45 ml
|3||garlic cloves, minced||3
|1 can||diced tomatoes||14.5 oz
|1/2 cup||half and half cream||125 ml
|1/2 cup||chicken stock||125 ml
|1 Tbsp||chopped fresh thyme||15 ml
|2 Tbsp||chopped basil||30 ml
Boil the pasta in salted water for 10 - 12 minutes, until not quite al dente.
While the pasta is boiling away, put a large saute pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tbsp of olive oil, swirling to coat the
bottom of the pan. Season the shrimp to your taste. (I use a mix of paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper, salt, garlic powder,
onion powder, and dried oregano.) Cook shrimp for 1 minute on each side and then remove from the pan. add more olive oil and then
introduce the scallops, letting them cook for about 3 minutes total. Remove those from the pan and let them keep the shrimp company.
We don't want these totally cooked yet as we'll finish them when we add them back to the pan later.
Now it's time for the wine chorizo and the veggies. I get my wine chorizo from the Med Market on Gordon. Again, add olive oil and then
the sausage, onions and bell peppers. Give these about
3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and let all that cook for another 30 seconds. Now add the chicken stock, stir, and then
add the diced tomatoes and the thyme. Taste and add salt if desired. Let this cook for about 3 minutes.
Add the half and half and let go for another 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and scallops back in as well as the penne noodles. Youl'll need to
cook this all together for another 2 or 3 minutes, until the seafood is fully cooked and the noodles reach al dente.
Remove from heat and add the basil and the parmesan. If you've never done the real parmesan thing, try it and youl'll never go back to
the pre grated stuff.
Your celiac friends will love you for this meal.
You can certainly make this meal using standard penne noodles, but it is so good with these Catelli noodles that I always use them now regardless
of who I'm cooking for.
Tomatoe, Cucumber & Red Onion Salad
courtesy of Miles Overn
Makes 2 Servings
It's barbeque season and nothing compliments grilled meat, fish or puoltry like a salad. Spoilerr alert; it's
the mint leaves that make this classic cucmber, tomatoe and red onion salad.
|1/3 cup||red onion, coursely chopped||1
|1/4 cup||red wine vinegar||65 ml
|1/2 tbsp||sugar||1/2 tbsp
|4 tbsp||olive oil||4 tbsp
|1/4 cup||mint leaves||1/4 cup
|salt & pepper to taste||
Mix the red wine vinegar, sugar and salt. Add the cucumbers and let stand for an hour, mixing occasionally.
Add the tomatoes, red onions, olive oil and mint and toss the salad to blend the flavours togethers. Add the mint
and season with salt and pepper to your taste.
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