best jambalaya recipe


By LT  , , ,   ,   ,

January 9, 2016

Jambalaya, New Orleans spicy one-pot favorite of sausage, seafood, veggies and rice. Soul food at its finest - hearty, satisfying, and deeply comforting!

Sprinkle with diced scallions and serve with fresh out of the oven cornbread.

best jambalaya recipe


1 lb. Andouille sausage, sliced

1 large onion, diced

1 large green pepper, diced

1 serrano or jalapeno pepper, finely chopped

3 stalks celery with leaves , diced

Salt & pepper

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp. flour

1 quart fire-roasted tomatoes with juice

1 pint chicken broth

1/2 tbsp. Creole seasoning

1 bay leaf

1 tsp. parsley

1/2 tsp. cumin

1/2 tsp. thyme

1/2 tsp. oregano

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper or to taste

2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

2 c. uncooked rice

1/2 lb. chicken - diced

1/2 lb. shrimp pealed and deveined - opt


1In cast iron Dutch oven, brown sausage, removed and set aside

2in same pan brown chicken (add bit of EVOO if needed), remove and set aside

3Add to drippings (add tbsp. EVOO if needed) onion, peppers and celery, season with S/P and cook until almost tender

4Add garlic and cook another minute

5Add flour and cook one more minute

6Add sausage, chicken and remaining ingredients except for shrimp

7Bring to boil and reduce to simmer, covered for 30 minutes

8Add shrimp, cook about 8-10 minutes more


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