This recipe is one that you would never find on the menu at LeRuth’s. This was one of the many dishes that were served to the staff before the restaurant opened. When Chef Leruth wrote his first cookbook, he felt that is was not complete. The name of the book was titled LeRuth’s Front Door/Back Door Cookbook. After recipes for special items he had served, he only felt that all of the restaurants’ cooking was represented when he included recipes from the staff meals.
1 ½ pounds Broken Shrimp (cooked)
1 cup Peanut Oil
4 chopped Onions
5 toes Garlic chopped
3 cups chopped Green Onions
1 chopped Green Bell Pepper
2 tablespoons Paprika, Salt, Black and Cayenne Pepper
¼ pound sliced Smoked Sausage
3 cups Rice
5 cups Water or Shrimp Stock
Heat oil. Add onions, garlic, green onions, bell pepper, sausage, and dry seasonings and saute well. Add shrimp pieces, rice and shrimp stock. Bring to a boil, cover and over very low heat steam for 20 to 25 minutes. Stir with fork and replace cover.