Pastalaya

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Pastalaya

Ever heard of Pastalaya? Think your Creole favorite, Jambalaya, with a twist. 

Pastalaya
 
Makes about 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 (1-pound) package smoked sausage,* sliced
  • 1½ pounds large fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon plus ¾ teaspoon Creole seasoning, divided
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole plum tomatoes*
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 (16-ounce) box linguine
  • Garnish: chopped green onion, lemon halves
Instructions
  1. In a 12-inch cast-iron skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook, stirring frequently, until browned, about 6 minutes. Remove using a slotted spoon, and let drain on paper towels, reserving drippings in skillet. Add shrimp to skillet, and sprinkle with ¾ teaspoon Creole seasoning. Cook, stirring frequently, until just pink, about 2 minutes. Remove from skillet; set aside.
  2. Add onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic to skillet; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are just soft, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, broth, oregano, sugar, salt, and remaining 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning. Break up tomatoes with a wooden spoon. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer for 8 minutes.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta to al dente according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup pasta water.
  4. Add sausage, shrimp, reserved 1 cup pasta water, and cooked pasta to skillet. Cook, stirring to coat pasta, until shrimp are cooked through, about 3 minutes. Garnish with green onion and lemon, if desired.
Notes
We used Conecuh and Tuttorosso.

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