My Cookies know that the most important element of any and every recipe to me is flavor. And I wholeheartedly believe in building flavors. You never want to rely on one aspect of a dish for flavor. It’s best to add and build it with each component. This is especially true when slow cooking. It provides the perfect scenario to layer on the taste! And my Cajun style smothered potatoes does not slack in taste.
I love russet potatoes in this recipe. However, any will do. Skin on or off? Totally up to you. Use the sausage of your choice as well. You always have the option of browning the sausage before adding them into the crockpot. I opted not to. I just add them in first, and add the other ingredients on top. Doing so will allow all of the grease and flavor from the sausage to meld with the broth and liquid shrimp and crab boil concentrate. And when you mix it all together in the end….whoa! Yeah. Flavors unite!
Cajun or Creole Seasoning? Doesn’t matter.
I keep the seasoning super simple. The Cajun or Creole seasoning and the shrimp and crab boil does all of the work! Just make sure you evenly distribute the seasonings while sprinkling them on top. Also, we don’t need much liquid at all. I add a splash just to keep the potatoes from sticking. It helps move the cooking process along as well.
Save the Best for Last
Allow the shrimp to chill in the fridge until the potatoes are fully cooked. You don’t want to overcook the shrimp. I give them a good 10-20 minutes to cook in the slow cooker. This is just the right amount of time for the shrimp to cook completely and soak up all of those spices. No need to season the shrimp. There’s plenty of seasoning in the crockpot to cover them.
This is basically a complete meal on its own. I add a green salad and call it dinner! Garnish with some chopped, green onions for freshness and it’s time to eat!
My favorite, local grocer makes these amazing, fresh chicken and green onions sausage! It’s delightful! And what I love most is that they use non-pork castings. I use them in almost every dish I make that has sausage as an ingredient. Naturally, I had to make a pasta dish with it. You know I love some dang pasta! And honey, this dish is beautiful! Photos don’t do it any justice. And flavors are balanced perfectly if I do say so myself. I’m super proud of my Chicken Sausage, Peppers, and Onions Linguine recipe.
I’m pretty obsessed with that Chicken and Green Onions sausage. It’s the best! But, if you can find anything similar, you can use Italian sausage. It will work as well. Keep in mind that these sausages aren’t smoked and you’ll have to ensure that it’s cooked all the way through. I do this, by steaming and browning.
The sweetness of the red and yellow peppers contrasted well with the flavors of the onions and sausages. Not to mention the sauce! Cold butter emulsified into the dry white wine and garlic was one thing. But, adding a bit of heavy cream and cajun spices really developed this sauce beautifully! I hope you will try it!
Nothing traps a man better than a thick, homemade gravy! Well, so I’ve heard. It hasn’t work for me yet. Anyway, these gravy is everything you need to gain hips and thighs, honey! I only recommend that you eat this once every other year. It’s as delicious as it is unhealthy though!
Mouth watering yet? I know it is! Sin on a plate! And if you pour this over my Momma’s biscuits? Lawwwd hammercy! Do it! I’m enjoying this breakfast stuff.
Hey babes! Thought I’d share an easy and budget-friendly meal today! But, I have to let you in on a secret. I have NEVER cooked white rice on the stove. Ever. I’d be lost without my beloved rice cooker. It’s a blessing! And now, we can put stuff other than rice in the thing too?! Chile, sign me up!!
How easy was that? Feel free to add shrimp too if you’d like! I forgot to film the part where I added butter. My apologies. But, all of the details will be listed below.
I said to myself, “Coop.” Myself said, “Huh?” I said, “Look, we ain’t cooking today, ok??” Needless to say, I lied to myself. Smothered okra with green onion sausage and juicy wild caught shrimp! Yes lawwwd!!! I’ve been craving this since my cousin made it for Thanksgiving and I almost ate the whole pot! Didn’t take long either! And the flavor….listen, just try it!
Received some requests for quick, easy meals! I’ve got ya covered! This is comfort in a bowl! It’s a play on smothered potatoes. But, it takes less cooking time and has more flavor! I used chicken and green onion sausage, but feel free to use your favorite. Watch me cook…
Hope you try this! I know your family will love it. I’ll have more quick meals coming of soon! As well as some healthy and fresh dinner ideas. Anymore requests? Let me know! I love hearing from you guys! And please subscribe to my Youtube for more tutorials. Follow me on my other social media pages as well.
I love getting recipe requests! This one’s for you, Sharon! My Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Alfredo pasta! Spicy and creamy. Just how I like it! Check out the video. You don’t want to miss the bloopers at the end. WARNING!! It includes horrific “singing”!