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    Creole Jambalaya

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    Karen From Colorado's Note:

    I found a version of this in reader's digest many years ago. I have since revised it to my own tastes so many times that I no longer even remember what the original recipe was anymore. I love it very spicy so I use extra hot sauce at the table. Tabasco is my preferred brand but Frank's isn't too bad. Just not as spicy but with very good flavor.

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    Chicken Jambalaya

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cook onions, garlic, green pepper and celery in the bacon drippings or cooking oil until onion is browned.
    2. 2
      Add parsley, ham, thyme, and bay leaves; cook 5 minutes, stirring often.
    3. 3
      Add salt, hot sauce, tomatoes with juice, tomato sauce, and 2 cups of water; simmer 5 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add rice; reduce heat and simmer, covered for 30 minutes.
    5. 5
      Add shrimp and smoked sausage; cover and simmer 10 or 15 minutes longer or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
    6. 6
      Season to taste with salt and more hot sauce.
    7. 7
      -------Chicken Jambalaya--------.
    8. 8
      Add chicken and polish sausage.
    9. 9
      When the onion-celery mix is done, finish as directed, omitting ham and shrimp.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 03, 2002

      55

      I found this recipe in the Parade Magazine in the newspaper years ago. It's awesome - I haven't found a better Jambalaya recipe yet. I use 1/2 lb ham, and the shrimp. Sometimes we make it without the sausage or with andouille sausage. Also, I use 2 14 oz cans of diced tomatoes instead of one.

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    • on January 07, 2003

      55

      This was very tasty!! I followed the recipe exactly, expect I added a can of black beans. The hubby took the leftovers to work and the guys raved. The only thing I would say, it needed just a bit more kick for my taste buds. Thanks, I will definitely use this one again and again..

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    • on October 04, 2002

      55

      This was great. Apparently I am physically unable to make a recipe as written... I used hot italian sausage, andouille sausage, and shrimp. Added 1 tsp of red pepper flakes, a few shakes of cayenne, and subbed yellow bell pepper for the green. It was very easy to make, and was really tasty. The herbs are perfect. Thanks for another winner, Karen!

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    Nutritional Facts for Creole Jambalaya

    Serving Size: 1 (539 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1093.3
     
    Calories from Fat 517
    47%
    Total Fat 57.5 g
    88%
    Saturated Fat 18.0 g
    90%
    Cholesterol 367.7 mg
    122%
    Sodium 2621.9 mg
    109%
    Total Carbohydrate 61.0 g
    20%
    Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
    12%
    Sugars 4.4 g
    17%
    Protein 77.2 g
    154%

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    smoked beef sausage

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