Pastalaya
Pastalaya
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This sounds really good, the pasta version of Jambalaya but is pasta based and not rice based. Lot of ingredients but this goes together quickly.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
35-40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
35-40 minutes
Pastalaya
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This sounds really good, the pasta version of Jambalaya but is pasta based and not rice based. Lot of ingredients but this goes together quickly.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
35-40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
35-40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat a large pot with the oil, when hot, add the sausage and cook until the sausage is good and browned, maybe 5 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, cook, and stir for about a minute until the garlic is fragrant, then add the bell pepper, onion, and celery and cook, stirring often until softened.
  3. Add the can of tomatoes, creole seasoning, oregano, paprika, thyme, black pepper to taste, and then the water and broth. Add the pasta, and stir everything together. Bring to boiling then reduce to low, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes until the pasta is tender. Stir often to keep the pasta from sticking. If the mixture seems to be too soup, leave the pot uncovered for the last few minutes of simmering.
  4. When the pasta is cooked and tender and has a consistency you like, remove from heat. Stir in the cream, parsley, and spring onion (reserving just a bit of parsley and spring onion for garnish if desired).
  5. Serve.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I get smoked sausage again from Makro, for now I will said Fair priced.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Authentic Slow Cooker Louisiana Red Beans & Rice with Sausage
Authentic Slow Cooker Louisiana Red Beans & Rice with Sausage
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I have been looking for a good red beans and rice recipe, I think this is going to work out really well. I made this on 2 Mar 2018 and it is delicious! I am very impressed with this dish. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
8-10 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
8-10 hours
Authentic Slow Cooker Louisiana Red Beans & Rice with Sausage
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I have been looking for a good red beans and rice recipe, I think this is going to work out really well. I made this on 2 Mar 2018 and it is delicious! I am very impressed with this dish. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
8-10 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
8-10 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat the butter in a non stick pan, when melted and hot, add the onion, garlic, bell pepper, celery, and jalapeno pepper (if using) and cook and stir for a few minutes, you are not trying to brown them, just heating them all through, remove from heat and pour it all, butter and all, into your slow cooker, there, you just made a mirepoix šŸ™‚
  2. Drain and rinse the beans, add to the slow cooker, then add diced ham, sliced sausage, bay leaves, 1/2 teaspoon of Creole seasoning.
  3. Add the stock and 4 cups of water, add more water as needed to make sure everything is covered by the liquid, also take into account the beans will expand some during cooking so do not overfill the slow cooker. Stir to mix everything together.
  4. Cover and set to Low setting and cook for 8 to 10 hours.
  5. Remove the bay leaves, stir in the remaining Creole seasoning, serve over cooked rice.
Recipe Notes

I will say Low cost for now based on 8 servings and using homemade sausage (which I will be doing). I did buy some ham to dice up just for this but forgot the price. I will price this when I get accurate numbers.

Shortcut: Creole Seasoning Mix.

Variants: 1. Use a ham hock in place of the diced ham. 2. Sausage can be Andouille, smoked sausage, kielbasa, or any sausage you prefer. 3. For creamier beans, tilt the lid on the slow cooker for the last 1-2 hours. 3. Use Cajun seasoning instead of Creole, they are nearly the same.

Provided by Slow Cooker Kitchen and theĀ link to this recipe is here.
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Cheater Sausage Gravy
Cheater Sausage Gravy
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This is a cheater recipe as I had the sausage on hand (homemade) but needed to use up some potatoes and clear out some vegetables for the sides. Several steps with this, one will be poaching the sausage links. Poaching is a fancy way of saying boiling, nothing more. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Cheater Sausage Gravy
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This is a cheater recipe as I had the sausage on hand (homemade) but needed to use up some potatoes and clear out some vegetables for the sides. Several steps with this, one will be poaching the sausage links. Poaching is a fancy way of saying boiling, nothing more. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat a large non stick pan with a splash of olive oil, or better yet, with a big spoonful of bacon fat.
  2. Wash your potatoes and dice them, a quick way to do this is to use a french fry cutter for the first pass then lay the fries on their side and cut with a knife. As you cut up each potato, toss the dice into the hot pan.
  3. When all the potatoes are in the pan, season with lemon pepper. Cook the potatoes until nicely browned and tender, turn them every 5-10 minutes. When browned and tender, remove from heat, cover, and set aside.
  4. Once the potatoes are started, heat a small sauce pan (big enough to hold the sausage links), add the links and then add water to cover the links by 1-2 inches. Place on medium heat and bring to a simmer. Simmer the links for about 15 minutes to 20 minutes. Take one link out and cut in half to ensure cooked through, a little pink is ok as they will go in the gravy shortly.
  5. When the sausage is cooked, remove to a cutting board and slice in to just a bit over 1/4 inch thick. If any sausage burst while cooking, no problem, just chop those up.
  6. Using the pan the sausage was in, pour out the water and give it a quick wipe with a paper towel. Prepare the gravy per the packet instructions. I use Lobo brand chicken gravy, excellent taste and inexpensive.
  7. When the gravy is hot, add the sausage slices and stir in. Let the gravy simmer a few minutes to heat the sausage through. Remove from heat and cover and set aside.
  8. Steam veggies of your choice, I used 1 large carrot and two small heads of cauliflower, chopped. Steam until tender. I use my little rice cooker with steamer basket for this.
  9. Add a good serving of potatoes to a plate, ladle on some sausage gravy, add your sides, done. Enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Low cost as I used Cumberland sausage I made myself. Store bought, pack of 3 links is only about 90 Baht, still very reasonable.

Shortcuts: Chicken Gravy, Cumberland Sausage.

My creation to use up some items in the fridge and some potatoes, Lee Thayer.
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Crockpot Sausage & Green Beans
Crockpot Sausage & Green Beans
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Sounds delicious. Smoked sausage is available here, but I would lean towards other sausages for the various flavors. Low number of ingredients as well. I made this on 17 Dec 2017, excellent meal!
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 hours
Crockpot Sausage & Green Beans
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Sounds delicious. Smoked sausage is available here, but I would lean towards other sausages for the various flavors. Low number of ingredients as well. I made this on 17 Dec 2017, excellent meal!
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Layer the ingredients in the slow cooker starting with the potatoes.
  2. Then add the long beans.
  3. Then add the sausage. Pour the broth over the top. For this dish, I used 240 grams of Italian sausage.
  4. And another 270 grams of Vietnamese sausage, it is just a recipe, not set in stone, feel free to use sausage of your choice.
  5. Cover and cook on Low setting for 6 to 8 hours. Do not remove the cover before 6 hours. When the potatoes are fork tender, you can serve after that or switch to Warm to serve later. Add salt and pepper to taste before serving.
  6. Served with fresh baked bread on the side, perfect meal.
Recipe Notes

Going with my purchase of Cumberland sausage at 178 Baht. For 4 servings, this is about $1.31 per serving.

Variants 1. Use other types of sausage, Cumberland would be a good choice, Italian, Bangers, even Vietnamese sausage would be good in this. 2. Use pork or chicken stock in place of the vegetable stock.

Provided by Slow Cooker Kitchen and theĀ link to this recipe is here. You have to scroll down to find this recipe.
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Cumberland Sausage
Cumberland Sausage
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This is English in origin, this is a recipe to make homemade Cumberland Sausage. Now that I have found a supplier for hog casings in Phuket, this is on my to make list for sure. I will clarify quantity made when I prepare this.
Servings Prep Time
3 meters of sausage 3 hours
Servings Prep Time
3 meters of sausage 3 hours
Cumberland Sausage
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This is English in origin, this is a recipe to make homemade Cumberland Sausage. Now that I have found a supplier for hog casings in Phuket, this is on my to make list for sure. I will clarify quantity made when I prepare this.
Servings Prep Time
3 meters of sausage 3 hours
Servings Prep Time
3 meters of sausage 3 hours
Ingredients
Servings: meters of sausage
Instructions
  1. First thing, chill the meats in the fridge, sterilize and chill the grinder parts in the fridge. Grinding meat creates heat, so you want the meat and the grinder to be a cool temp, not freezing, just chilled.
  2. Cut the pork belly into cubes that will fit in your meat grinder hopper. Then do the same with the pork shoulder. Remove any tendons or stringy matter.
  3. Mix together the two meats, then add the spices and herbs.
  4. Mix together. Place the meat in the fridge to chill for 2 hours. Assemble your meat grinder with the coarse plate, typically the wagon wheel plate.
  5. Grind the meat with the wagon wheel plate, or a a course plate.
  6. Then in a large bowl, mix with the breadcrumbs. Breadcrumbs added, I did not get the cup measurement.
  7. Mix until well combined, use your hands for this.
  8. Soak the hog casings per instructions on the package. Remove the cutting blade and plate from your grinder. and attach the sausage funnel. Rub some bacon fat or cooking oil on the funnel, slip the end of the wet hog casing over the attachment and pull the casing down the shaft so that it is bunched up at the base. I use a dry casing from a reputable dealer in Phuket.
  9. Tie the starting end of the casing with string, using the slow setting on the grinder, add the meat back to the grinder, fill the casing but do not over fill, any air bubbles, prick with a tooth pick. Work the sausage into the casing and form the casing into a ring as you go. You can leave in a ring or twist and make links or tie with string to make links, up to you. I do not have that ring thing down yet so I just made links.
  10. Store the sausage in the fridge overnight. Then you are ready to cook them as you see fit or freeze for later use.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I get the meats and casing, overall I will say fair value, but much less than store prices, by a long shot.

Shortcut: Breadcrumbs.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Chorizo Burgers with Cucumber Slaw
Chorizo Burgers with Cucumber Slaw
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Sounds delicious indeed! For this you will mix Spanish chorizo with ground beef. On my to cook list and soon. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Chorizo Burgers with Cucumber Slaw
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Sounds delicious indeed! For this you will mix Spanish chorizo with ground beef. On my to cook list and soon. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
For the Cucumber Slaw
For the Chorizo Burgers
Servings: servings
Instructions
For the Cucumber Slaw
  1. Slice the cucumbers and onion as thinly as you can, think mandolin, perfect for this. Add the cucumber and onion slices to a bowl and add the olive oil, vinegar and mix well. Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired.
  2. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 20 minutes to let the flavor develop.
For the Chorizo Burgers
  1. The Spanish chorizo can be bulk or in casings. If bulk, just crumble it apart as fine as you can. If in casings, remove the casings and chop or crumble apart as fine as you can. One thought, if you grind your own beef, simply run the casing version, with the casings removed, through your grinder.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the beef, chorizo, onion, and garlic. Mix well but do not over work the meat, over worked ground beef = tough burgers.
  3. Divide the meat into 4, 5, or 6 patties, make a small indent in center of each patty with your thumb, this prevents the burger from going dome shaped or curling.
  4. Heat a thick walled non stick pan and melt the butter. You want the pan hot completely.
  5. Cook in batches if needed. Add patties to the pan and cook 5 minutes on the first side, flip and cook 4 more minutes for medium rare burgers. If you prefer burgers more done than that, just increase the times by a minute or so.
  6. Remove to plates, top each burger with 1/2 tablespoon of mayo and then some of the cucumber slaw. Corn on the cob and potato salad come to mind for great sides.
Recipe Notes

For the beef, about 150 Baht, for the chorizo, I can only price what I have made myself, never store bought for me, so go with about 35 Baht for the pork. For 4 servings, this is about $1.36 per serving.

Shortcut: Spanish Chorizo.

Provided by What Great Grandma Ate and theĀ link to this recipe is here.
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Cabbage, Apple & Sausage Skillet
Cabbage, Apple & Sausage Skillet
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Sounds really good. On my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Cabbage, Apple & Sausage Skillet
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Sounds really good. On my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat a non stick pan over medium heat with the bacon fat and when hot, add the sausage and stir occasionally to brown and cook the sausage through. when cooked, remove to a plate and drain off all but 1 tablespoon of fat from the pan, add the butter and when melted, add the cabbage, onion, apple, and season with a pinch of chili powder.
  2. Cook for 5 minutes and stir in the brown sugar. Continue to cook for another 7-8 minutes or until the cabbage is wilted and everything starting to brown.
  3. Add the sausage back to the pan and mix together. Cook for a few minutes to warm the sausage through. Season with salt and pepper as desired.
  4. Serve.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I source Italian sausage links. For now I will say Low cost.

Shortcut: Italian Sausage.

Variant: 1. Use bulk sausage instead of links.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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Skillet Sausage & Vegetables
Skillet Sausage & Vegetables
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Sounds really good. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Skillet Sausage & Vegetables
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Sounds really good. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large non stick skillet, on low heat, heat the olive oil and add the garlic, stir in the bell pepper and sausage and cook until smoked sausage is browned and the peppers tender.
  2. Add the onion and eggs and simmer for about 10 minutes until vegetables are tender and the liquid is absorbed.
  3. While this is cooking, prepare your rice or pasta to your liking.
  4. Add cooked rice or pasta to the sausage and vegetables to your liking and mix in.
  5. Serve with a vegetable on the side.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I buy smoked sausage again, it is reasonable so I will say fair value for now.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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Crockpot Sausage & Pepper Dinner
Crockpot Sausage & Pepper Dinner
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This is really good. This is truly a dump and go meal. I made this on 2 Dec 2017, easy, and most important, tasty!
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5-7 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5-7 hours
Crockpot Sausage & Pepper Dinner
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This is really good. This is truly a dump and go meal. I made this on 2 Dec 2017, easy, and most important, tasty!
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5-7 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5-7 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Layer the potatoes on the bottom first.
  2. Then add the sausage. I used Cumberland sausage for this.
  3. Then the garlic. If using yellow squash (I did not), then layer that on top of the garlic.
  4. Then add the chopped bell peppers, I used 1 red, 1 green, and 1 yellow. Pour the stock over the top.
  5. Cover and cook on Low setting for 5 to 7 hours, do not open the cover until the 5 hour mark, if the potatoes are fork tender, it is ready to be served or just set to Warm setting until ready. Salt and pepper to taste just before serving. This was perfect at the 5 hour mark using 1/4 inch thick potatoes.
Recipe Notes

I used 500 grams of Cumberland sausage that cost 178 Baht. For 6 servings, this is about 88 cents per serving.

Variants: 1. Use chopped chicken, turkey, Cumberland sausage, or shrimp, or a combination. 2. Use pork stock in place of chicken stock.

Provided by Slow Cooker Kitchen and the link to this recipe is here.
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Slow Cooker Shrimp & Sausage Dinner
Slow Cooker Shrimp & Sausage Dinner
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Shrimp and sausage cooked in a slow cooker, count me in! Any type of shrimp can be used, peeled, unpeeled, head on or off, frozen, or even cooked shrimp. The steps are different for each way so the first time you make this, take note of the times for use again. And from the author of this recipe regarding the shrimp "Pink is the key. Grey isn't cooked, white is over cooked."
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5-15 minutes
Cook Time
3-4 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5-15 minutes
Cook Time
3-4 hours
Slow Cooker Shrimp & Sausage Dinner
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Shrimp and sausage cooked in a slow cooker, count me in! Any type of shrimp can be used, peeled, unpeeled, head on or off, frozen, or even cooked shrimp. The steps are different for each way so the first time you make this, take note of the times for use again. And from the author of this recipe regarding the shrimp "Pink is the key. Grey isn't cooked, white is over cooked."
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5-15 minutes
Cook Time
3-4 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5-15 minutes
Cook Time
3-4 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Lightly butter the slow cooker pot. Add the corn and potatoes. Add the sausage on top.
Using Frozen Shrimp
  1. Add the shrimp on top of the sausage, place some lemon slices on the shrimp, pour in the chicken stock. Cover and cook on Low setting until the potatoes are fork tender and the shrimp are pink. Serve.
Using Fresh Shrimp
  1. Fresh shrimp can be peeled, deviened, tail attached or removed, or can be unpeeled with heads attached or removed. Peeled cooks faster than unpeeled. Just start the slow cooker on Low setting with the corn, potatoes, sausage and stock. Add the shrimp about 1 hour before you want to serve and some lemon slices, so when the potatoes are almost but not quite fork tender, add the shrimp and lemon slices and cook until the shrimp are pink. Serve.
Using Cooked Shrimp
  1. You can use shrimp you already boiled and are pink. Just start the slow cooker on Low setting with the corn, potatoes, sausage and stock. Add the shrimp about 20-30 minutes before you want to serve and some lemon slices, so when the potatoes are just about fork tender, add the shrimp and lemon slices and cook until the shrimp warmed through. Serve.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I get smoked sausage. For now I will say fair cost but sounds delicious!

Provided by Slow Cooker Kitchen and the link to this recipe is here.
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