This recipe came out beyond delicious and I really wasn’t expecting to like the cauli-rice with this. To date, I’ve only used cauli-rice as a side dish and not in or underneath foods as shown above. But this was just marvelous! Andouille is Cajun smoked sausage. I find it not terribly different from regular smoked sausage so that is a good substitute.
This recipe is a little higher in carbs than most of my entrees, due to all the veggies in it and the veggie underpinning, but they are so healthy and so needed for the right flavor here. If you need to cut carbs a bit on Induction Phase, trim off a little of the andouille, breakfast sausage and a little of the red or green pepper (or eat smaller servings). This recipe is suitable for all phases of Atkins, Keto diets and Primal-Paleo as well. Shrimp can be substituted in this jambalaya but I would use more like 1/2 lb. of shrimp as it is milder in taste.
2 thick slices bacon, chopped (around 2-3 oz)
6 oz. Andouille sausage, sliced (or any smoked sausage)
3 oz. breakfast sausage, crumbled into large bits
3 oz. onion, chopped
1 oz. each red and green bell pepper (or all one color)
2 large stalks of celery chopped
4 oz. lobster tail meat, chopped coarsely (more if you want)
½ c. parsley, chopped
3 Roma tomatoes, diced large
1 tsp. my Seafood Spice Blend
Dash each thyme and black pepper (DO NOT SALT)
Few drops Tobasco or Sriracha sauce
1 large head worth of my cauliflower rice
DIRECTIONS: Make the cauli-rice per that recipe’s instructions. Set aside. In a non-stick wok or large skillet over high heat, brown the bacon. Add the andouille and crumbled pork sausage and cook until sausage is no longer pink. Add the Holy Trinity, as Cajun cooks refer to the three veggies they put in just about everything but ice cream: celery, bell pepper and onion. 🙂
Sauté until the veggies are tender. Add the tomatoes and just cook until they are softened a bit, stirring often. Add the lobster, parsley and all spices and Tobasco. Simmer for about 5-10 minutes, stopping when the tomatoes are still discernible as such. You don’t want to overcook this dish. 🙂 Arrange the cauli-rice on a serving platter and top with the seafood mixture and serve. Goes nicely with a salad and your favorite low-carb bread.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 6 large adult servings, each contains:
250 cals, 14g fat, 13.4g carbs, 4.65g fiber, 9.7g NET CARBS, 16.3g protein, 479 mg sodium