Cajun Stew

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 andouille sausages cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 large red onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 28-oz. can plum tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 medium avocado peeled, pitted and cubed


  • In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat and sear sausages 3 to 4 minutes until browned.
  • In a large slow cooker, add sausages and next 9 ingredients (onion through pepper) and cook on low for 7 hours 30 minutes, add shrimp and cook an additional 30 minutes. Top with avocado to serve.


Serving Suggestion: Big Salad tossed with Leanne’s Basic Vinaigrette (1 head lettuce (any kind but not iceberg), torn, Salad veggies of choice, 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 1 garlic clove, pressed, Dried basil, to taste, Dried oregano, to taste. Directions- In a large bowl, toss together torn lettuce and salad veggies of your choice. In a small bowl, whisk together extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic and a pinch of dried basil and oregano; drizzle dressing over salad.)
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