We continue to get an abundance of fresh, local, organic food from the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) that we joined this year. With so many great veggies, I figured it would be a perfect time to try tossing a bunch of them together to create a unique jambalaya.
My philosophy behind a dish like this is simple… I like all the ingredients individually, so they MUST also taste good together, right? Only one way to find out! Here’s my Shrimp & Buckwheat jambalaya:
1 tbsp organic wheat-free tamari
1 tbsp organic worchestershire sauce
1 tsp Frank’s Red hot sauce (not the healthiest choice, but I had a free sample laying around)
1 tsp unrefined sugar
4 tbsp white wine
1 tbsp unrefined virgin coconut oil
3 organic carrots roughly chopped
A large handful of green beans – cut into 1 inch pieces
3 organic cabbage leaves – cut into 1 inch pieces
2 cups organic summer squash – cut into 1/2 inch pieces
Sprinkle of black sesame seeds
15-20 raw shrimp – peeled
1/2 cup buckwheat – once cooked will be much more than a cup
Like most of my recipes, I encourage you to do the prep first! This dish was super easy and took no time at all once I’d done all the chopping and mixing.
In a small bowl of cup, combine the organic wheat-free tamari, organic worchestershire sauce, Frank’s red hot, salt and unrefined sugar. Set aside.
Cook the buckwheat as directed. (It’s usually 2 cups water to 1 cup buckwheat, and takes about 20 min to cook). If it’s ready early, just set it aside.
Heat the coconut oil in a large stainless steel pan.
Throw all the veggies into the hot pan and cook for several minutes until everything slightly begins to soften. Pour in the white wine and allow the steam from the wine to cook the veggies a bit more.
When the wine is almost all gone, add the raw, peeled shrimp and cook for a minute until they start to become opaque.
Stir in the buckwheat and mix it all up well.
Pour in the tamari mixture and stir well to distribute the sauce evenly.
Garnish with a few black sesame seeds for a beautiful and healthy effect!
This was my first attempt at a jambalaya, but it turned out fabulous! Let me know how it turns out for you. Happy eating!