Explore our Verstegen Spices: Cajun Comfort
Posted on September 19 2023
Verstegen has an expansive line of spice mixes
Some have stood the test of time since the late 1800's and some are a modern addition.
Regardless of how far back their production goes they are a tried and true way of making your dinners consistently easier!
Today we're focusing on the bold and soulful:
Verstegen Cajun Spice Mix
With the quantity recommendation on the back of the shaker you never have to guess how much you'll need. It suggests that for 500g of meat, chicken or fish to use 1 tablespoon (or 3 teaspoons) of seasoning. Also, since salt is in the ingredients list, you don't even have to remember to add any yourself!
Try it for yourself:
Cajun Sausage and Shrimp Rice
300g Dutch Rookworst*
2 small bell peppers (diced)
1 small onion (diced)
1 cup uncooked rice
2 cups chicken broth (low sodium)
3 Tsp. Verstegen Cajun Spices (divided)
Herbs to garnish (chives/oregano)
*rookworst sold in store only, unavailable through online ordering
• De-shell the shrimp (if desired) and pat dry. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of Verstegen Cajun Seasoning. Set aside.
• Slice the rookworst and fry with dash oil on a medium heat. When browned remove to a plate and set aside leaving any rendered fats in the pan.
• Fry the onion in the pan for 2 minutes until softened and help them absorb the rookworst flavours by scraping up any small sausage bits left on the bottom of the pan.
• Add in the bell peppers and fry for another 2 minutes until softened.
• Add 2 teaspoons of Verstegen Cajun Seasoning, the rice and return the sausage to the pan. Stir to combine. Fry until the rice is lightly toasted.
• Add broth and bring to a boil, then cover with a lid and turn heat to low. Simmer for 10 min until the rice is cooked through. Stirring occasionally.
• Stir in the seasoned shrimp then cover and steam for 5 min until opaque and slightly pink.
• Top with herbs and a splash of lime then serve!
There are so many ways you can customize this to suit your taste or to use up whatever is in your fridge!
Chicken, bacon and/or tofu are other great protein choices.
Broccoli, cauliflower, carrot and/or sweet potato are some other great veggies that can hold up to being cooked with the rice.
Whatever your preferences we're sure you and your family will love this!
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