Jumbalaya


A trio of sausage, shrimp and chicken amped up with Cajun-style seasonings makes a wonderfully flavorful and filling one-pot dinner for chilly spring nights. Mardi Gras might be past for this year, but this dish will take you back to the fun.

One-pot jumbalaya

Ingredients 

Olive oil

1 pound andouille sausage

2 cups raw shrimp, peeled

2 cups chicken, cut into 1-inch cubes

1 cup celery, diced

1 red pepper, diced

1 green pepper, diced

1 yellow onion, diced

2 cans crushed or diced tomatoes

2 cups chicken broth

2 cups water

2 cups rice

3 tablespoons minced garlic

1 tablespoon each: seasoning salt, oregano, chili pepper, cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon each: paprika, onion powder, crushed red pepper flakes

 

Steps

  1. meatmixHeat a few tablespoons of olive oil in a cookpot, you’ll need it to be big enough to hold everything. I used a five-quart, enamel cast iron pot, which worked well. After the oil is hot, add in the chicken, sausage and shrimp and cook thoroughly, about 5 – 7 minutes.
  2. 20170304_172714Then add in the garlic, red and green bell peppers, onion and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the pepper begin to soften.
  3. Add in the crushed tomatoes, water, broth and spices (salt, oregano, chili pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, onion powder, and crushed red pepper flakes). You may want to start by adding in smaller amounts than instructed and work up to what you like for heat, or exceed what I have here. It seems like people tend to have different thresholds for what they consider spicy.
  4. Finally, add in the rice and cook with lid on for about 15 minutes or under the rice is soft. Then, you’re ready to serve.

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Jumbalaya

3 Comments

    • Thanks for reading Lysandra. You can use other types of sausage too – like Polish kielbasa – you just might need to adjust the spices since the meat itself won’t be as spicy.

  1. I just came back from NOLA and I definitely need some of this in my life, thanks so much for sharing this recipe with me! Love that it comes in one pot as well 🙂

    I was wondering if you were on FB at all? It would be amazing if you could share your recipe in our group, would love for you to join our community of food lovers! Check us out here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OnlyGoodEats/

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