*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           Cathe’s Cajun Stuffing
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Entrees                          Holiday
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       lb           Jimmy Dean sage sausage
    1       lg           Bell pepper, chopped
                         -into 1/4 to 1/2 pieces
                         Green onions (large bunch),
                         -cut into 1/4 thick pieces
                         Parsley (1/3 bunch), fresh,
                         -chopped finely
    2       md           Celery stalks, cut
                         -lengthwise into 3 sticks,
                         -then cut into pieces
                         -1/4 thick
      1/2   c            Butter
    1       lb           Shrimp, peeled and
                         -de-veined, but not cooked
    2 3/4   c            Water
    1       t            Garlic flakes (dried)
      1/4   t            Cayenne pepper flakes
                         -(crushed), or more to
                         -taste (we use about 1 T)
    1       pk           Pepperidge Farm Cornbread
                         -stuffing mix (cellophane
                         -bag, brown-labelled)
    1       pk           Pepperidge Farm Herb
                         -Stuffing Mix (cellophane
                         -bag, blue-labelled)
 
   In a large pot or Dutch oven (at least 6-quart),cook the sausage over
   medium heat until lightly-browned, breaking it up into small pieces. Saute
   the vegetables in the sausage drippings in the pot with the cooked sausage.
   The vegetables will brown lightly while the sausage gets browner than it
   was. Add the butter to the pot and stir the pieces around until they are
   melted.
   
   Add the shrimp and cook for 3 or 4 minutes, stirring constantly.  The
   shrimp should turn pink all over and be done, but just barely done. Break
   one in half and make sure it is opaque in the center. Turn the heat off,
   but leave the pot on the burner. Add the 2 3/4 C water, the dried garlic
   and the cayenne pepper flakes; stir well.
   
   Add both bags of stuffing mix to the liquid mixture.  Blend all ingredients
   together well.  Lightly spoon the stuffing mixture into a greased 9 x 14
   pan.  Bake at 350 degrees F. for 15 minutes.  Serve at once (with Burgundy
   mushroom gravy, if desired).
   
   Cathe’s notes:
   
   *  Created in Louisiana 1978 - 1986
  
 
 
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