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This recipe was such a hit, I had to prepare it twice in the first 3 weeks. We often leave out the hot sauce and add our personal choices for hot sauces at the table. I find that I have to adjust the liquid content (depending on the brand of couscous used) to conform with the instructions on the box.
I actually found this exact recipe in a collection of recipes my dad's workplace distrubuted one Christmas. Since it was already on Zaar, I thought I'd post a review instead of posting it again. I doubled the amount of veggies simply because I love onion and celery together. I also used canned tomatoes. I also left out the hot sauce. I used Tony Chechere's Creole Seasoning instead of Emerils. I found the dish to be just fine, hubby said it wasn't spicy enough. So it's just a personal preference on how much heat you add. Also, I didn't add shrimp because hubby doesn't like any sort of seafood. I know, he's a weirdo. I doubled the chicken and sausage instead. I would suggest double checking the moisture content when you add the couscous as it will vary. I had to add more broth. All in all, a very good, very quick recipe. Thanks for posting!
This recipe is WOW! So amazing! Everyone at dinner was impressed with this spicy, colorful, flavorful dish! I recommend this to everyone looking for something different and spicy! My only notes are that; 1- I didn't have andouille sausage so I just used regular link sausage and cut them up the same size as the rest of the meat. 2 - I didn't take the seeds out of the tomato, you can't tell they're there and I find it a pain to do. 3- I didn't add the green peppers. And 4- I stirred in the couscous but added enough chicken stock to make sure that it was a little over moist before I covered it to finish, maybe another 1/3 of a cup. Also, I like spicy but it was just a little too spicy for me so I will cut the creole seasoning back a little next time. For those that like spicy it's perfect, my brother was all smiles and had seconds. I would suggest the possibility of serving this cold as a salad as well, since I ate leftovers cold and enjoyed it that way also. Thanks again, a wonderful recipe!
Very delicious Jambalaya. Wanted to use what I had on hand, so I used canned diced tomato with green chilis instead of fresh, thickened with a little tomato paste, and had rice on the side instead of couscous. Can't wait to try it with the couscous! Oh, and I added frozen okra. Yummy.
So delicious! I added a whole zucchini instead of the celery, and will probably use more veggies next time. The flavor is amazing! I left out the hot sauce, and the spice was just right for me, and my dh just added his hot sauce at the table. I added an extra 1/2 cup water as directed by the couscous box. This one will become a regular at our house!
This is really good. We used turkey sausages and left out the shrimp because we don't eat shrimp.
This is my best friend's favorite dish and it's soooo good! I make it exactly as written but replace Emeril's seasoning with TC's. (Ok, so I increase the shrimp, chicken and andouille too!) ;) I'm in heaven every time I make it and always save a lil portion to enjoy. The cook needs to eat too. ;)
This is a family favorite. I make a big batch and freeze in smaller portions. It reheats very well.
This was fantastic! This will replace my old recipe, for sure. The couscous really makes this special. I cut the cayenne in half for my daughter's sake and left out the hot sauce and it was perfect for her...only slightly spicy. The flavors were sooo good. Thanks for posting.
This was REALLY good... it was a lot of work, but the flavor was amazing. We cut the spices back by about 1/2 because of the kids, it was still very spicy, but yummmmmy! Thanks for sharing!