New orleans jambalaya – the daring gourmet

I won’t be going down to New Orleans next month for Mardi Gras and chances are most of you won’t be either. Easy quick banana bread But that doesn’t have to stop us from enjoying some great Creole food. How to make banana bread from scratch Enter Jambalaya, a quintessential New Orleans classic.

There are two general kinds of jambalaya: Creole and Cajun. Banana bread best recipe What’s the difference? The main difference is that Creole jambalaya, also called “red jambalaya” uses tomatoes, Cajun jambalaya does not. Banana bread recipe 2 bananas Another difference is the order in which the ingredients are prepared. How to make banana bread moist But both utilize what’s referred to as the “holy trinity” – onion, celery, and bell pepper (usually green). Best banana nut bread This jambalaya is the Creole version.

An important element in this dish is the homemade Creole seasoning. Classic banana bread recipe The flavor will be fresher, bolder, better. Healthy banana nut bread If you have the herbs and spices on hand to make it, your taste buds will thank you and perform a perfect triple axle. Yummy banana bread recipe If you must use store-bought, no worries: You’ll still get a double axle.

Tender chicken, juicy shrimp and spicy andouille sausage and tossed with rice, bell peppers, onions, celery, tomatoes, and a generous dose of Creole seasoning. Simple banana nut bread It’s comfort food with some kick (how much kick is up to you) and it’s sure to become a favorite. Oatmeal banana bread So come get your Creole on and laissez les bons temps rouler!

Slice the andouille sausage. Bread banana If you have access to the real deal down South at a local butcher, you are lucky!

Rub that chicken down with half of the Creole seasoning (see recipe box below for that fabulous homemade version!)

Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook the chicken until browned on all sides. Banana bread recipe simple Add the andouille sausage and cook for another 3 minutes or until the sausage begins to brown. Banana bread moist recipe Add the onion, garlic, green bell pepper, and celery and cook for another 4 minutes.

Add the broth, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, and bay leaves. Simply recipes banana bread Stir to combine and bring to a boil. Banana bread best Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, giving it a stir around the halfway point.

Stir in the shrimp, cover, and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes. Blueberry banana bread Add more Creole seasoning, hot sauce, or salt and pepper to taste.

• ? pound medium raw shrimp, deveined (optional: tails removed)

• Combine all the spices in a coffee or spice grinder. Easy recipe banana bread Grind to a fine powder and store in an airtight jar until ready to use.

• Place the chicken in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of the Creole seasoning. Best easy banana bread recipe Set aside.

• Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat and brown the chicken on all sides. Quick easy banana bread Add the andouille sausage and cook for another 3 minutes or so until the sausage begins to brown.

• Add the onion, garlic, celery, and bell pepper and cook for 3-4 minutes. Chocolate chip banana bread recipe Add the rice, diced tomatoes, remaining tablespoon of Creole seasoning, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Banana bread healthy Add the chicken broth and bay leaves.

• Bring it to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes, giving it one stir around the halfway point. Sugarless banana bread Add the shrimp, cover, and simmer for another 10 minutes or until the rice is tender.

Bayou Andy, thank you for the compliment. Banana bread simple And I will have you know, despite my youth, I am aware that Hank was the first to perform the song. Super moist banana bread But it is The Carpenter’s version that I’m able to listen to without grimacing. Recipe of banana bread That takes nothing away from Hank’s talent or legacy, it’s just a personal preference. I need a recipe for banana bread The “twang” and I have never been close friends. 3 banana bread recipe Still, it’s the food that matters here and I’m happy we agree on that! Happy cooking, Bayou Andy! Best, Kimberly

This looks amazing! I’m from the Gulf Coast and loooove Cajun food. Low fat banana bread recipe I actually will be going home next month and should be in New Orleans for at least a day or so. Banana bread loaf recipe Looking forward to that good food, but your recipe makes me feel like I’m already there 🙂

last week I told you, the next will be Jambalaya. Low calorie banana bread recipe Well, it has been.

A hint for all Germans in this forum (will become more, I link on my site) : Andouille sausage is hard to get in Germany. Banana blueberry bread You may use “Krakauer” which has a very similar description. Yummy banana bread I don’t beleive it’s totally different. Simple banana nut bread recipe However, it was great. Small banana bread recipe So I’m pretty sure this was not the last receipe from you, I made.

Keep up the good work and have a nice weekend on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.

Fantastic, Rolf! Paella, yes – it has been said that jambalaya was the South’s attempt at recreating Spanish paella in the New World, so that’s a fitting name for it. Easy recipe for banana nut bread Yes, I don’t recall ever seeing andouille sausage in Germany – Krakauer will definitely do just fine. Banana nut bread easy recipe Thank you for your feedback, Rolf, and for directing your friends to my site! 🙂

HI KImberly, many questions on this one: 1)What is a good vege sausage replacement for andouille sausage? 2)Dice tomatoes no spices in it? 3) Dont have chicken broth but I have 2 alternatives; usingvege broth OR is it tastier to put the chicken cube. How to make banana bread recipe If I use cube, how many and how much water? 4) When i add the tomatoes, do i exclude the juices?

So, I made it… I used ‘Artisan Tofurky andouille cajun-style’ sausages. Banana bread simply recipes It’s not bad and has a nice smokiness to it. Bake banana bread I had to add some oil since it was pretty dry when I got to step 2. Easy banana bread recipes moist Added 1 chicken cube, with 2 cups of water but didn’t add any salt. Extra moist banana bread Seeing as I’ve never had jambalaya, I had no reference but it was good. Healthy banana nut bread recipe The taste is similar to Filipino’s Kaldereta (just spicier, smokier). Easy banana bread recipe 2 bananas Another hit!

I happened to stumble upon your blog when looking for a good jambalaya recipe, and yours looked the most appealing. Tasty banana bread recipe I made it, and I loved it. Baking banana bread It was perfect! And now, my friends and family won’t hear the end of it :). Easy way to make banana bread I just want to say thank you for sharing your talent and passion, and that I look forward to finding more awesome recipes on your blog!

Hi Laura, jambalaya is a thicker stew because it has rice and I wouldn’t recommend making it in advance for that reason – the rice will absorb even more liquid over time and the texture won’t be good. The best banana nut bread You could theoretically make everything else a couple of days in advance but I would then add the rice and shrimp in just before serving.

Just finished a huge bowl of this and it was fantastic. 5 banana bread recipe A little too much heat for some at the table but I thought it was perfect. Traditional banana bread recipe We had a fight over who got the last shrimp!

If you’re a northerner like me, and making this for company, I would cut the cayenne in half and let people add hot sauce to heat it up, just to be safe.

Really nice recipe! I did the cajun version without tomato. Light banana bread recipe As in France we don’t have the exact counterpart of the american “andouille” (what we call the same here is a chitterling sausage), I used small smoked Morteau sausages instead and it went very well!

I’ve made this twice so far, the first time I followed the recipe exactly and the second time I made it without the chicken and added extra shrimp. Super easy banana bread It was fantastic both ways. All recipes banana bread The homemade creole seasoning is wonderful. How to make banana bread easy My family absolutely loves this jambalaya. Best banana bread ever recipe Thank you Kimberly!!

Hi Mila, that’s no problem at all. Two banana bread recipe There are specialty shops and butchers that make great, flavorful beef sausages but in terms of finding something that’s readily available in any grocery store, you’ll just need to go with something like a smoked beef sausage. Amazing banana bread Those are easy to find in the refrigerated sections of grocery stores. Banana bread recipe from scratch Between the smoked beef sausage and all the other flavors and spices in this jambalaya it’s going to taste awesome no matter what!

Hi, Andrea, German living in France… I am supposed to cook Jambalaya for a restaurant. Banana bread recipe 4 bananas Normaly I am doing my ‘home stuff ‘,but I am a bit shuttering… So,home I never put saussage in it, if ever I use the chorizo mild. Banana bread recipe easy moist So I can see here that you are using saucisses de morteau… I’m confused now… And green Bell Peppers ?Not Red ones ? Please help me to clear me up.. How do you make banana bread And… I wanted to use porc or calf instead of chicken… Whats the original ?? Thx in advance for your answer ??

Hi Andrea, greetings to France! My brother just got back from France last week and, as usual, I had him bring back several ingredients for me 🙂 This recipe is based on what is traditionally used in authentic New Orleans jambalaya, which is andouille sausage (a very spicy sausage though you can use any flavorful smoked sausage in its place), green bell pepper and chicken (you can certainly use pork or veal instead if you prefer). Best recipe banana bread I hope that helps and let me know if you have any further questions.

Thanks Kimberly and sorry for the delay to respond… I took an saucisse de morteau and a normal spiced chorizo. Ultimate banana bread recipe Was really nice!! First I did it at home for familly “trying” and next week I will cook it in the restaurant of an friend. Award winning banana bread Thanks a lot for that wonderful receipe and greetings back 😉

Yummy! I did mix the spices and my house smelled wonderful during and after cooking. Easy bake banana bread I made it one day ahead (minus the shrimp) and it was still delicious when reheated for Christmas guests. How to banana bread I’m grateful for this very versatile ‘Keeper’! Don’t under/overcook the rice or shrimp and it’s Game On! *I did use thighs because I prefer dark meat in simmered dishes. 1 banana bread recipe I plan to serve with overeasy eggs and toast for breakfast 😉

Hi I’m making this for a new year party in Scotland did a sample two weeks ago and it was amazing, I used a Polish smoked sausage as an alternative.

Having been to New Orleans I’d say this is as good as everything I’ve tried before, many thanks for the recipe and Happy New Year!

I used another recipe before but tried this one since it seemed simpler, which I like! It turned out to be soupy (taste is good) but I think I may know why. Banana bread butter Perhaps I should use regular long grain rice instead of “minute rice” I used (I just wanted to use it up – I don’t like it much). Sweet banana bread recipe Also I put in double amount of shrimp (because I love shrimp! ), which may have created more fluid. Banana bread recipes moist world’s best I think after a while it’ll become less soupy, and I can always mix in some cooked rice to absorb extra fluid. Easy delicious banana bread I like this recipe and will make it again! Thank you!

Have been craving Jambalaya, and this is my first time preparing. Delicious banana bread recipe This is a excellent, easy to make dish. Recipe moist banana bread Everyone loved it; this is a keeper. Banana bread batter The only thing I did was add a little more chicken broth at the end. Banana bread pudding Other than that,I made it exactly as written and wouldn’t change a thing. Ingredients for banana bread Thanks for the recipe.

This looks absolutely delicious! Quick question, what If I wanted to make this dish for up to 25 people? How much more or less ingredients would I need to add without overdoing it? I don’t want to end up adding to much seasoning. Two banana bread Thank you for your help.

Hi Brad, I would simply measure all the ingredients times 6 (4 servings x 6 = 24 servings). Banana bread recipe healthy Since the ratio of ingredients will be the same, whether it’s 4 servings or 24 servings, there won’t be too much seasoning or too many of any of the other ingredients.

OMG!!!! i just made this for’s my first time to make Jambalaya. Cooking banana bread and it was Fantastic, Amazing dish… thank you for sharing this recipe. Unique banana bread recipe My husband and i really love it, and he wants me to make it again.. How to bake banana bread *^_^* i used Hemplers smoked sausage, it was great! God Bless You!

But make sure to use the best quality of sausage, chicken and shrimps.

WE have a local butcher that cures his own sausages and used organic chicken breasts.

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