Saturday, March 28, 2020

Orecchiette pasta with Cajun Spiced Shrimp and Sausage


2 cups Orecchiette pasta
1 red Bell pepper (chopped)
3 Bob Evans sausage (cooked and chopped into bite size pieces)
150 gm shrimps
 1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
1 tsp Cajun spice
1 tsp soya sauce
1 tbsp red chili sauce
1 tbsp shrimp sauce
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp black pepper
Salt to taste
Butter or white oil for cooking


1) Cook pasta in microwave or stove top for 20 minutes or till the pasta is soft enough for cooking.
2) In a bowl, add Soya sauce into the shrimps and mix in. Dredge shrimps with Cajun spice.
3) Heat butter or white oil in a nonstick skillet
4) When oil is hot, add minced garlic into the oil and stir a bit. Once garlic begins to change color, add the marinated shrimps into the oil. Shallow fry the shrimps.
5) Add bell paper followed by Worcestershire sauce, red chili sauce and shrimp sauce. Add black pepper and saute the mixture for 3-4 minutes on medium high.
6) Add the cooked paste and salt. Fold in all the ingredients and cook for 2 minutes.
7) Add Parmesan cheese and fold in. Turn the heat off.
8) Serve hot.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Rice Patties with Leftover Rice

I had some leftover rice from last night that I didn't want to waste. So I made some nice rice patties with the leftover rice and served it over dinner to my son. 

2 tablespoon Lima beans
1 1/2 cup of rice (cooked)
2 eggs
1 celery stalk (rib) (chopped)
1 tablespoon rice flour
1 tsp Cajun spice 
1 teaspoon black pepper
Salt to taste
White Oil for cooking

1)      Apart from oil, mix in all the ingredients together in a bowl.
2)      Heat oil in a non-stick skillet. once the oil is hot, add 1 tablespoon of mixture into the skillet and on medium heat shallow fry the patties.
3)      Turn the patties over and fry on the other side too.
4)      Serve hot.