Lentils, shrimp, sausage, need I say more

Did the title catch your attention? If you are anything like me you would have clicked on it in .0001 seconds flat, because I love all three of the above ingredients... mix them together... oh baby!! I saw this recipe over at the Beantown Baker (she rocks, go and visit her). I knew I could adapt it to make John eat some (easy sub out the chorizo for jalapeno chicken sausage, or any spicy chicken sausage). I keep telling him, for example tonight at dinner while I mowed some nice rare steak "buddy, you are so missing out." His loss, more for me to eat!

The other thing I changed with the recipe is I added more garlic, nixed the carrots, and I also doubled the lentils so mine is less of a stew and more of a goulash. These stuff is SO GOOD!! Dried lentils are also crazy cheep so there's another added bonus! I roasted up some asparagus to top off the dish, not necessary but they went really well with it :)



Chicken sausage, Lentil and Shrimp Goulash - adapted from Beantown Baker
1 T olive oil
1 small onion, peeled & diced
2 clove garlic, peeled & minced
2 spicy chicken sausage links
1 bay leaf
1/4 t smoked paprika
1/8 t chipotle powder
1 14-oz can diced fired roasted tomatoes
1 1/2 c low-sodium broth (i used mushroom)
1 1/2 c dried lentils
salt to taste
20 cooked shrimp (i used frozen and just thawed them out first)

Heat the olive oil in a soup pot over medium-high heat.
Add the onion, garlic & sausage. Cook until the onions are translucent.
Stir in the bay leaf, paprika and chipotle & cook for 1 minute.
Add the tomatoes, chicken broth & lentils. Bring to a boil.
Cover & reduce heat to simmer. Let simmer for about 20 minutes, until the lentils are tender.
If the stew is a little dry add a little more broth. Test for seasoning & add salt if needed. Stir in shrimp & cook until just heated.

CHOW!!!!

These stuff tastes better the longer it sits and marinates. I make a big batch and then pack it up in containers for John to bring to work for lunch. Totally quick and easy... and only dirties one pot! Gotta love that part :)

REMINDER: if you took part in the jam exchange tomorrow (my birthday!!) is the last day to ship your stuff out please!!! Can't wait to see what I get :D

20 chews:

Jennifer said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) I cant wait to see what everyone did for jams!!

This dish won be over by the title all right...mmmmm

Jen said...

Thanks for the shout out! I need to make this again soon. Did you enter the giveaway on my blog? You should submit this for a second entry!

I posted my second jam today on my blog. Mailed them out on Saturday! I hope they get there in one piece and I can't wait to see what I get!

Happy Birthday tomorrow too!

Sunshinemeg said...

Oh the title did catch my attention and no you do not need to say more! I see your bday is coming! Hope you have a great one.

Astra Libris said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope you have a glorious, beautiful, perfect, delicious birthday!!

I can't wait to see the jam roundup! :-)

Oh my goodness, anything with lentils in the title catches my attention instantly, and then when you added sausage... and shrimp... Oh wow. I'm there!! :-)

Anne said...

Happy birthday tomorrow! And that dish looks really good. Love that it only uses one pot :)

Mags said...

Have a fantastic birthday tomorrow Steph!

Marta said...

Happy Birthday Steph!!!!!!!!!
I love these lentil stew-y things, they're so comforting and delicious!

Mmm, sounds delish! I would chow on this yummy dish over a steak any day. Love it, Steph!

Marta said...

Oh hahaha I did write that, thank for saying it was beautiful. I wanted to write something nice to thank so many people that helped me out throughout the years in my old city (I have moved now). They really did become my family. I'm not very eloquent, but sometimes I get inspired and I roll with it... I just hope it's not too cheesy! hahaha

Happy Birthday Eve!!!! I definitely agree about the title-- pulled me in immediately. and looks like a great recipe!! very summer-ish yummy :)

Reeni♥ said...

I like the sound of this - it's comforting, delicious and healthy. Woo-hoo Birthday girl!!!

happy birthday :D
wow what a great recipe!! shrimp and lentils do sound really good together!

Delicious! Lentils, shrimps and sausage is a great combo! Happy birthday for tomorrow!

what a combo yep you caught my eye

this looks insanely delicious!

Pam said...

This looks really delicious - I love all the flavors you used.

Kat said...

A delayed Happy B-Day, and the goulash looks SO TASTY. I literally salivated. And the photo is a work of art.

Kat said...

A delayed Happy B-Day, and the goulash looks SO TASTY. I literally salivated. And the photo is a work of art.

Jennifer said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) I cant wait to see what everyone did for jams!!

This dish won be over by the title all right...mmmmm

Mags said...

Have a fantastic birthday tomorrow Steph!

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