Max just loves it
there are those who just come to visit the porch
and lie around in the afternoon
and in these hot Summer days there's a lovely cool micro climate which makes dinnertime most pleasant.
Serves 6 to 8
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound andouille sausage, cut into 1-inch rounds
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 large celery rib, finely chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
8 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 tomatoes, chopped (2 cups)
1 cup chicken stock or low-sodium broth
1 cup bottled clam juice
One 10-ounce bag fresh or frozen baby lima beans, thawed if frozen
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 pounds large shell-on shrimp
- In a large, deep skillet, heat the oil. Add the sausage and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until lightly browned, 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a plate.
- Add the onion, celery and green pepper to the skillet and cook over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cayenne and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring, until their liquid is nearly evaporated, about 5 minutes. Add the stock and clam juice and bring to a boil. Scatter the sausage, lima beans and half of the parsley on top. Add the shrimp, cover tightly and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes, until the shrimp are pink and cooked through. Let the stew rest for 5 minutes, then sprinkle with the remaining parsley and serve.
on the porch
or a groundhog with a tomato?
Oh, and did we get everything else on the wish list? Yes, we did!