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    Jambalaya, what bread to serve with it?

    iceitup
    Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:16 pm
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    I will be serving jambalaya, sausage and chicken (no shrimp), what bread goes better with that, a cornbread or crusty bread? If cornbread, regular or one with jalapeƱos? Thanks in advance.
    Zeldaz
    Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:43 pm
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    Like paella, jambalaya already has quite a bit of starch in it (rice), which should soak up any juices, so I personally would not serve any bread with it. I'd lean more toward a salad or a vegetable dish. If you are bent on bread, I think a French bread would be the best choice.
    Chicagoland Chef du Jour
    Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:26 am
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    I like to serve it over rice as well. (I do not combine it ahead of time)

    My choice for bread would be sour dough, like like the tang if offers. I'd toss the loaf of bread in the oven to warm it up and get the crust crispy.

    Cornbread is too sweet, crumbly & tender for this dish. IMO.
    SarasotaCook
    Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:51 am
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    I serve over rice too. Cornbread is popular with it. I am not fond of sourdough or any similar white type of bread. I would go with a salad; but, my cajun friend always does corn bread. How he grew up.
    iceitup
    Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:56 am
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    I personally would prefer a salad, and if any bread, a crusty one, but I was thinking corn bread might have been what 'goes' with it usually. I can't serve it with a salad (people will be eating standing up and since the jambalaya will be in a bowl, it would be easier if they didn't have two plates/bowls and utensils).
    pinky kookie
    Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:38 pm
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    You can serve a good Jambalaya with sausage and chicken with jalapeƱo corn bread muffins or French bread rolls.
    1Steve
    Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:20 am
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    Zeldaz wrote:
    Like paella, jambalaya already has quite a bit of starch in it (rice), which should soak up any juices, so I personally would not serve any bread with it. I'd lean more toward a salad or a vegetable dish. If you are bent on bread, I think a French bread would be the best choice.


    Just had to point out, that I always hear people mention not adding extra starches to a meal. However, go to any Italian restaurant and order spaghetti and meatballs and they will still bring a loaf of Italian bread to the table. If it's more upscale you might get garlic bread or garlic knots. Most Italian Americans will do that at home too. Go to a fast food restaurant, and even though the burgers are on a bun, the meal comes with french fries. Go to a barbecue/picnic and along with hot dogs and burgers on buns, the salads of choice are usually potato or macaroni salad. Just saying we mix so many starches on an everyday basis, that I don't really get that rule.
    Zeldaz
    Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:24 pm
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    Didn't know it was a rule, it's just the way I plan meals since our blood sugar started creeping up ten years ago and I consulted a nutritional counselor. I find it common for people to serve too many highly processed starches, so I try to use common sense and recognize how many servings of carbs are actually in a meal so I don't feel overfed and sleepy in a couple of hours. One cup of rice is actually two servings of starch. Did you know milk is considered a carbohydrate (lactose), but yogurt is not (no lactose)? I never ever serve bread with pasta any more, it's totally unecessary. Every restaurant I ever worked in, from pizza joint to steak house, only put out bread to placate hungry people while they waited, and hunger is usually why most people devour it and end up overeating. Blurgh. Our local pizza place brings a big basket of their delicious artisinal bread to the table, even though you're going to order either pizza or pasta (maybe a salad if you're very, very good), and we just have them package it up for us to take home. Otherwise we'd be taking the main event home instead.
    PaulaG
    Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:30 pm
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    In real Cajun country I'm not sure bread was served with it but white beans were. If I were to serve bread I think I would go for a French bread.
    iceitup
    Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:50 pm
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    Thank you!! I have another bread/side question, I'll post it separately!
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