Jambalaya, anyone?

Whether it was Emeril Lagasse, or my visit to New Orleans in 2000, cajun cooking has always hit the spot for me.  Deliciously spicy seasonings, crawfish, po-boy sandwiches, beignets and of course, jambalaya!

Here’s a simple jambalaya dish that will make you happy-happy.

Difficulty Rating: 2 out of 5

Ingredients (serves 4):

1 cup of rice
2 cups of chicken stock
4 chicken breast or thighs – cut into strips
2 sausages – sliced (try Italian sausage or Chorizo)
Cajun seasoning (try my Blackening Spice)
Half can of whole tomatoes
2 red or yellow peppers (julienne or thin slices)
Half a red onion – diced

Simple Steps:

1. Heat a large pot on medium
2. Add olive oil
3. Saute onions
4. Add chicken and sausage and saute for a few minutes
5. Add peppers to the pot for a few minutes, then break up the tomatoes into the pot
6. Add rice and stock, bring mixture to a boil, then reduce to simmer for 20 mins
7. Garnish with some fried shallots or cilantro if you have them handy

One thought on “Jambalaya, anyone?

  1. I went to New Orleans for my 21st bday… fell in love with the etoufee and Jambalaya. I had the duck at Emeril’s NOLA… solid dish

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