Blackened BBQ Shrimp, Andouille Sausage & Cauliflower Dirty Rice

  • Serving Size: 4
  • Difficulty

Essential Tools
Large bowl
Measuring spoons
Plastic wrap
Large skillet with lid
Measuring spoons
Instant-read thermometer
Cutting board
Chef knife or paring knife
Small bowl
Measuring cups
Vegetable peeler
Wooden spoon

1¼ pounds 21-25 count tail-on peeled and deveined shrimp, thawed if necessary
2½ teaspoons Crooked Pig Cane N’ Maple Seasoning
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pound Andouille pork sausage (about 4 links)
½ cup chopped carrots
½ cup chopped celery
½ cup chopped green bell pepper
½ cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 cups fresh or frozen cauliflower rice
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

1. In a large bowl, toss the shrimp and 2 teaspoons Barbecue Seasoning. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook 8 minutes or until browned on all sides, turning every 3 minutes.

3. Reduce the heat to medium, cover the skillet and cook 4 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the sausage reaches 160°F. Transfer the sausage to a cutting board and slice crosswise into ½-inch pieces; keep warm.

3. In the same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook 5 minutes or until thermometer inserted into the shrimp reaches 145°F, turning once. Transfer the shrimp to a small bowl; keep warm.

4. In the same skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Add the carrots, celery, bell pepper and onion, and cook 5 minutes or until vegetables are very tender, stirring frequently. Add the garlic, cauliflower rice, oregano, crushed red pepper, and remaining½ teaspoon Crooked Pig Cane N’ Maple Seasoning, and cook 5 minutes or until cauliflower  is tender, stirring occasionally. Fold in the sausage. Makes about 6½ cups.

5. Serve cauliflower-sausage mixture topped with shrimp garnished with parsley.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (7 shrimp, 1½ cups rice): 455 Calories, 26g Fat (7g Saturated), 236mg Cholesterol, 1099mg Sodium, 15g Carbohydrates, 5g Fiber, 6g Sugars, 45g Protein

To make your own cauliflower rice, pulse small cauliflower florets in a food processor or finely chop by hand until rice-sized pieces form.
Try using other riced vegetables such as sweet potato, broccoli or squash to add color and flavor.