Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo, Paleo Style

I was at the market, looking for inspiration for dinner, and saw that they had both cooked shrimp and boneless, skinless chicken breasts on sale. Wanting to make something rather light, I went with a light citrus and tomato sauce.


1 onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
8 oz mushrooms, finely chopped
1 sm can of tomato paste
1/4 cup of sun dried tomatoes
4 tablespoons lime juice
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregeno
1/2 tsp thyme
1 lb of boneless skinless chicken, cut into 1/2" cubes
1 lb of cooked shrimp, halved

Over medium heat, drizzle olive oil in deep frying pan. Put chopped onion and chicken cubes in pan, and spread over olive oil. Add lime and lemon juice, as well as the spices and garlic to mix, stir and then cover with lid and let simmer, stirring occasionally, (appr 12-15 minutes). When onions are soft and meat cooked, add in tomato paste and dried tomatoes. Stir until a sauce in created. Reduce heat, recover and let simmer, stirring occasionally. About 10 to 15 minutes prior to serving, stir in shrimp and mushrooms, recover and let simmer, stirring occasionally.

Then serve in bowls. Serves 4. Had a nice citrus twang to the light tomato sauce that I really liked.