Serves 10-12 Difficulty
2 boxes gf Vans Homestyle waffles (6 waffles, thawed 1/4 cup olive oil 4 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 1 garlic clove, minced 6 Tablespoons butter 1-1/2 cups chopped onion 1-1/2 cups chopped celery 1 cup chopped green bell pepper 1 lb. cooked shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces 1/2 lb. sliced bacon, chopped 1 lb. swiss chard (leaves only), chopped 1-3/4 cups gf chicken or turkey stock 1/3 cup parsley, chopped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut waffles into 1 inch pieces and place in a large bowl. Add oil, thyme and garlic and toss. Transfer to a baking sheet in a single layer and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 15-20 minutes until browned and crunchy; stirring occasionally. When cool, transfer to a large bowl and set aside. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery and bell pepper and saute until soft. Add shrimp and saute for another 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Add bacon to same skillet and cook over medium-high heat until crisp. With a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to bowl of vegetables. Pour off all but 1 Tablespoon of bacon grease and add chard to skillet with 1 cup broth. Cover and simmer for about 5 minutes. Add chard mixture to vegetable mixture. Add parsley. Preheat oven to 375 degress and butter a 13x9x2 inch glass baking dish. Add vegetable mixture to bread mixture and toss. Add 3/4 cup broth and toss again. Transfer to baking dish and cover with buttered foil, butter side down. Bake for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake until top is brown, about 25 minutes more.