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down south essentials: mosh pit stew

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

Okay, I made up the name, but it does have Southern flavor notes, and everything else was just thrown together, hence the name, Mosh Pit. Anyway, that is my story, and I am sticking with it. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield 4 - 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For down south essentials: mosh pit stew

  • 2 Tbsp
    grapeseed oil, or other non-flavored variety
  • 1/2 md
    yellow onion, small dice
  • 6 oz
    cabbage, sliced
  • 2 stalk
    celery, thinly sliced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    cajun seasoning*
  • 14 oz
    crushed, or petite-diced tomatoes, 1 can w/juice
  • 2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 2 - 3 c
    chicken or turkey stock, not broth
  • 1 Tbsp
    rice wine vinegar
  • 8 - 10 lg
    raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 8 oz
    precooked chicken, shredded
  • 8 oz
    smoked sausage, cubed or sliced
  • 6 - 8 md
    precooked meatballs
  • red bell pepper, diced
  • green bell pepper, diced
  • okra
  • hot sauce, to taste, or served at the table
  • red pepper flakes, or cayenne pepper, to taste
  • white rice, on the side, or mixed in
  • small, diced red or yellow potatoes, in place of the rice

How To Make down south essentials: mosh pit stew

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    What will you need? This is pretty much a one-pot meal. A Dutch oven would be my first choice; however, a good soup pot will work just fine.
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    What is it? This recipe has bits of what you might put into a jambalaya, and other bits-and-bobs. It is Southern spicy, but not overly so. And you can always control the spices as you are preparing it.
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    What to serve with it? This is pretty much a meal all to itself, but a nice loaf of freshly baked, crusty bread would not be amiss.
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    How to store it? This will store in the fridge, well-sealed, for 3 – 5 days. The good news is that you can freeze it, and in that case, it will last 4 – 6 months.
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    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  • 7
    Chop up the veggies.
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    Add the oil to a pot, over medium heat, then add the veggies (onions, cabbage, celery, garlic), and stir for about 3 – 5 minutes.
  • 9
    If you are adding diced potatoes, then add them now.
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    If you are using them, add the smoked sausage.
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    Stir until the onions soften, about 5 – 7 minutes.
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    Add the remainder of the Base ingredients, and simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 13
    Add the shrimp, precooked meatballs, and chicken, if using.
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    Simmer until the shrimp are cooked through and the chicken and meatballs are warmed through, about 5 – 7 minutes.
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  • So Yummy
    Serve while nice and warm with some crusty bread. Enjoy.
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    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.
  • Peace

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