If you could see my spice cabinet, you’d think I need an intervention.
Yes, I said spice CABINET, not just spice rack.
A million years ago when I first moved out on my own, someone gave me a counter-top spice rack. It was adorable. It spun. It held 12 jars.
I think I outgrew it the first time I went grocery shopping.
The newest additions to my spice cabinet are the Brookshire’s Get Spicy line.
These fun and funky flavor combinations will have you getting spicy in no time.
9-Oh!-3 (get it?? 903???) is an all-purpose spice with the East Texas flavors of peppers and three salts. I use it to rub on meat.
Cluck It Up is a chicken rub that’s also delicious on turkey and pork.
Jal-uva can be used in place of lemon pepper in your recipes. It’s amazing on chicken and pork, and it’s delicious on roasted potatoes.
Taco Y Mas is perfect for classic Tex-Mex dishes like enchiladas, tacos, fajitas, quesadillas and burritos.
Bayou B’s adds a little Louisiana flavor (we are only a stone’s throw away, after all) to your next meal.
Beef It Up is a hearty blend of spices for your next grilling or smoking adventure. I love this for all red-meat rubs!
Smoked Sausage with Black-Eyed Peas
1 lb smoked sausage
1 cup yellow onion, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Bayou B’s Cajun Seasoning
4 cloves garlic
4 bay leaves
5 sprigs fresh thyme
3 tsp parsley, finely chopped
8 cups chicken stock
1 lb black-eyed peas
1 Tbs green onions, chopped
In a large stockpot over medium heat, sauté sausage for 5 minutes or until it starts to render.
Stir in the onions, salt, Bayou B’s Cajun Seasoning, garlic, bay leaves, thyme and parsley. Sauté for 5 minutes or until the onions are wilted. Stir in the chicken stock and peas.
Bring the liquid to a boil, and immediately turn down to a simmer. Cook for 1 1/2 hours or until the peas are tender. Serve garnished with green onions.
CHEF’S TIP: Serve over steamed white rice or crumbled, homemade cornbread.
Calories: 510, Fat: 35 g (11 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 95 mg, Sodium: 2700 mg, Carbohydrates: 22 g, Fiber: 5 g, Sugars: 3; Protein: 30 g.
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