Today’s dinner takes me back to the Southern and Creole roots of both my mother and my Aunt Gloria, both of whom are up in Heaven watching over me. With a little left over rice and some little smoky sausages, red beans and rice was created, accompanied by fried catfish and a zesty remoulade. You will soon learn that unless I am baking, I rarely include actual amounts. Most of the time, I just use a little bit of this and a little bit of that, or sometimes a lot of this or a lot of that. Be creative. That’s what makes it so fun.
RED BEANS & RICE
1 TBSP Olive Oil
1 TBSP butter
1/2 each red and green bell pepper, diced
1 can red beans, partially drained
little smoky sausages
salt & pepper to taste
Saute veggies and sausages for about 6 minutes in oil and butter. Add rice, beans and spices and cook for about about minute or two, or until it reaches your desired texture.
The catfish we just fried in the deep fryer until it was golden brown and slightly crispy, for about 5 minutes
Miracle whip, Tobasco sauce, capers, Cajun spices, lemon juice, garlic, chopped parsley.
I served it with a nice crisp Vermentino wine. YUMMM!