Sunday, July 17, 2011
Spicy Kabobs with Cajun Ketchup
These chicken kabobs were lunch. So simple, but really packed with flavor. I used Paula Deen's Cajun seasoning, since I ran out of my own mix a few weeks ago. I happened to have this 20% off coupon for Big Lots today, and picked up a jar today. It is really good...and what? Something from Paula with no butter or sugar? Just the good stuff. After I tasted that, I decided to make a Cajun Ketchup to go with it.
Cajun Ketchup is really spicy, and would make a great dipping sauce in place of cocktail sauces or regular ketchup. I made mine the super simple way--with prepared low carb ketchup, but you can easily sub your own ketchup recipe. Beware. A little goes a long way!
2 Tablespoons Heinz Reduced Sugar Ketchup
1 teaspoon Paula Deen's Cajun Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Tabasco Sauce
Mix everything together in a small bowl and let the flavors blend thirty minutes. Serves 2-3.
Notice the paper plates? I am trying to avoid washing dishes with this arm too. These great wicker paper plate holders were a Goodwill find. I really like the way they sturdy a paper plate, but they were so much bigger than the standard white paper plate. This morning at Big Lots, I found these blue party plates which are bigger. They are just the right size, but far more expensive. My solution is to double layer them. We should be able to get a few meals out of each blue plate as long as we are using a white one on top. That keeps me thrifty while my shoulder heals up.