I have ALWAYS wanted to make Jambalaya!
So I emailed my Cajun/Louisianan friend Lori and asked for recommendations!
I wanted a mix of chicken, sausage and shrimp! So I went with one of Lori’s recommendations…Emerils recipe. I didn’t follow it 100% I kind of made it my own!
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
6 chopped tomatoes
3 bay leaves
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
hot sauce to taste
1 cup rice
3 cups chicken stock (I used better than bouillon)
3 links of Andouille sausage, sliced
Salt and pepper
Then I seasoned with a little bit more of Creole/Cajun seasoning
I waited to add the shrimp last as it doesn’t need to cook long. So set Shrimp aside for now.
Cook until meat is done, about 15 minutes more. Season to taste with salt, pepper and Creole seasoning.
- 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and washed
- 2 chicken breast, chopped
- Creole seasoning, to taste (I used SO much of this and I used 2 kinds, and I didn’t measure)
- olive oil
- 1 chopped onion
- 2 chopped green bell pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
- 6 chopped tomatoes
- 3 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- hot sauce to taste
- 1 cup rice
- 3 cups chicken stock (I used better than bouillon)
- 3 links of Andouille sausage, sliced
- Salt and pepper
- In a bowl combine shrimp, chicken, sausage and season with Creole seasoning, and work in seasoning well.
- In a large dutch oven heat oil over medium high heat then add in the onion, pepper and celery,
- cook for 5 minutes. Then Add garlic, tomatoes, stir together, add a little creole seasoning then add in the bay leaves, Worcestershire and hot sauces.
- slowly add broth.
- Then I seasoned with a little bit more of Creole/Cajun seasoning
- Reduce heat to medium and cook about 15 minutes. Then add chicken and the sausage the mixture.
- I waited to add the shrimp last as it doesn’t need to cook long. So set Shrimp aside for now.
- Cook until meat is done, about 15 minutes more. Season to taste with salt, pepper and Creole seasoning.
- Then add the shrimp last
- add a little more Cajun/Creole seasoning then, stir everything together and let shrimp cook 5-7 minutes
- when the shrimp are pink, they are done
- I know with jambalaya it calls for you to add rice to the pot, but I did my rice separate and then add the jambalaya over the top