Comforting Shrimp and Sausage Potato Stew Recipe
Shrimp and sausage make for a delicious combination in this hearty stew filled with potatoes and other vegetables. Perfect for a warm and comforting meal on a chilly day.
2 lbs large shrimp
1 lb smoked sausage
3 large baking potatoes (cut in 1 inch cubes)
1 bay leaf
1 tsp fresh thyme
4 cups shrimp stock
2 Tbsp minced garlic
1 small chopped onion
2 Tbsp Seafood (cajun) seasoning
Salt/pepper to taste
1/2 c. Oil
1/2 c. Flour
1/4 c. Freely chopped green onion
Heat oil in a heavy pot over med/high heat. Add flour and stir constantly until it reaches a rich brown color. (About 10-12 min)
Add chopped onion and smoked sausage, cook 5 min. then add minced garlic
Stir in stock slowly and bring to a gentle boil.
Add bay leaf, thyme, cajun seasoning, salt pepper to taste.
Reduce heat to med, cover and cook 30 min
Add the cut potatoes and continue to cook, stirring occasionally until potatoes are tender but not mushy
If necessary, add a little water to thin gravy to desired consistency. (Gravy should be thick)
Add peeled, deveined shrimp last 5 minutes cooking time.
Top with fresh green onion/parsley
Serve as is or over hot rice