Hello, friends and fellow anglers all around the coastal region. Hope you were ready for the cold snap. At least you won’t have to worry about the gnats biting.
I had a few recent reports trickle in from Harris Neck, where some folks caught some trout using artificial bait (DOAs). So I thought I would throw out a cool-weather recipe for playoff weekend. The chili recipe is not spicy, but I suggest adding some Tabasco sauce and some fresh diced jalapenos to the mix.
Here is what you’ll need:
1/2 cup chopped onion
½ cup chopped green and red bell pepper
1 tablespoon virgin olive oil
1 can of black beans rinsed and drained
1 can of diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup of picante sauce
1 teaspoon of cumin
½ teaspoon dried basil
1 pound cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
Hot cooked rice
In a large saucepan, sauté the onion and bell peppers in oil for 4-5 minutes or until crisp. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, broth, picante sauce, cumin and basil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Add shrimp and simmer for 4-5 minutes. Now, right before serving, bowl up the chili and add a spoonful of shredded cheddar cheese, some sour cream and the diced jalapenos mentioned earlier. Add to that a nice cold Shiner Bock beer, and you will be ready for game time.
Well, that wraps things up for this week. Remember what Old Tight Line always said: “Get out there and go fishing, and if you do, remember to always keep a tight line.”
Living the tight line life on the coast,
Tight Line Jr.