Friday, February 3, 2012

Jambalaya ........ in time for Mardi Gras ....



Soon it will be Mardi Gras!  

Fat Tuesday is February 21st!   My hubby and I LOVE Mardi Gras! 
Our 1st time was in 1991...WOW 21 years ago!

We left Milwaukee in a snow storm...landed in Nashville for a layover!  Plane had some issues....finally got a flight to Baton Rouge...then a limo ride to our hotel on Royal Street!
Once we stepped foot on Royal Street the party was ON!
Amazing Fun Time!

In fact we had such a fun time we traveled back 3 times!
Each time enjoying the party even more!

We haven't been back since Katrina hit.....something I think we just might put on our Bucket List!

Well enough of that.....what I am posting today is a 
Fantastic Recipe for Jambalaya!
I wanted to post it in time for you to go shopping to get the ingredients ...just in case your would like to make Jambalaya.... your 
Fat Tuesday meal!

Jambalaya

2 cups of enriched white rice
1 tablespoon of extra-virgin Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon butter
1 pound boneless - skinless white or dark chicken meat...cubed
1 pound sausage (Kielbasa, Andouille, Smoked Sausage..which ever one       you like) remove casing and dice
1 medium chopped onion
2 stalks of celery chopped
1 green bell pepper chopped
1 bay leaf
2 to 3 Tablespoons of all purpose flour
1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes
1 14 oz container of chicken stock
1 teaspoon cumin
1 rounded teaspoon of chili powder
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 pound of shrimp  deveined and peeled
Salt & Pepper

Cook rice per directions on box.

Add oil and butter to a large deep skillet over medium heat. 
Add cubed chicken..cook for 3 minutes.
Add sausage ...cook for 2 minutes more.
Add onion, celery, green pepper,  & bay leaf .... saute vegetables for 5 minutes.
Sprinkle flour over the pan and cook for 2 minutes more.
Stir in tomatoes and chicken broth.
Season with cumin, chili powder, poultry seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce.
Bring to a boil.
Add shrimp.
Simmer 5 minutes

Finished!
If you like your Jambalaya Spicy ...add in 2 tablespoons of Cayenne Pepper Sauce when you add the spices! 

Serve over rice!


Add a loaf of French Bread!

Give it a try!
You won't be sorry!
I can't remember where I got this recipe..I have had it for years!
It is delicious!
One of our favorite meals!

Enjoy!



27 comments:

  1. That sounds really good. I have always wanted to try making Jambalaya but haven't yet. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Wow, I can't believe it is coming that soon! Time flies. I have never had Jambalaya before, this recipe looks great!

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  3. YAY! Love jambalaya and this recipe looks fab!

    :)
    Sarah @ www.crazyhousereviews.com

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  4. Sounds super! I will have to put it on the menu this week!
    Melanie
    http://melanieski.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh I love Jambalaya and New Orleans! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. You are making me SO hungry and it's early! That souds amazing and fun

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  7. I've never been to Mardi Gras or New Orleans at all actually, but I'd love to go one day just for the food alone!

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  8. I've never been to Mardi Gras: One day maybe, when the kids are older. Thanks for sharing

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  9. i also haven't been to New Orleans. I have to bookmark this post so i can make it for my hubby.

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  11. In Trinidad (where I'm from) we call Mardi Gras Carnival! It's the same concept, same timing. Its been call this biggest spectacle in the world. The whole island shuts down literally for the 2 days before Ash Wednesday. Our "Jambalaya" is a dish called Pelau. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe and post!

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  12. I have always wanted to go to Mardi Gras! Maybe one day.

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  13. I haven't had Jambalaya in such a long time. It sounds so yummy right now

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  14. Yummy! Thanks for sharing! I haven't made Jambalaya in such a long time!
    Have a great weekend! :)

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  15. This sounds very good. I love reading and getting ideas on new recipies. Thanks

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  16. Oh yum! That sounds delicious :)

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  17. This looks really yummy! I eat jambalaya in restaurants all the time but I've never made it at home... maybe I'll have to try!

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  18. sounds delicious thank you for sharing

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  19. That sounds so fantastic! Would be a great dish to make. THank you!

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  20. Thanks for posting! this looks so good! I LOVE jambalaya so i will be trying this!

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  21. I am hooked on New Orlean's food. Thanks for sharing with Delicious Dish Tuesday. If you wouldn't mind, we would appreciate it if you provided a back link to the hop.

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  22. YUM! I'd make it spicy, without the shrimp (is that a sin, no shrimp in Jumbalaya?) LOL! I'm not a seafood fan, but the rest sounds SO good! Thanks for sharing for Delicious Dish Tuesday! We'd love a link back to the hop if you get a chance, and please come back and share another yummy recipe tonight!!

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