I have been having more fun going through and posting the recipes that have been coming in from my email and Facebook plea.  Holiday Cooking.  Most of us have to do it – or at least some of it.  What a concept to have a whole bunch of fun recipes from fun people posted in one place!  If you haven’t sent one in, yet…  well… do it!  And take a look at the ones already there!

Fun, indeed!

But I digress…

It’s a bit cold outside, so I thought something a bit hot would warm us up, inside.  Andouille sausage will do that – especially if you add just a bit more spice to it!

This was a total throw-together meal.  I sliced andouille sausage and placed it in a skillet with a bit of chopped onion.  I added a splash (literally) of red wine to deglaze the pan and then added a can of diced tomatoes in juice.  When it was hot I added a chopped bell pepper, a pinch of thyme, a splash of Tabasco, and a bit of salt and pepper.

I then added a handful of langostino and heated them through.

Served it over mahogany rice.

Sausage was spicy, peppers were still crunchy, sauce was flavorful and just hot enough…

It was a great almost-New-Orleans-style dinner with lots of crusty bread to sop up the juices.