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This is my jambalaya recipe except I cut the peppers in half. I find that it's perfect- spicy but still enjoyable. If you can, definitely use file because it adds a lot. I also use a mixture of andouille sausage and shredded chicken. Tasso is hard to find outside of Louisiana, but if I had some, I would definitely use it for this recipe. For the rice, I use half rice half orzo because we prefer pasta to rice. My 1 year old devours this so I end up making it at least once a month. Sometimes if I am pressed for time, I will use a frozen seasonings mix (onions, bell pepper, celery and parsley) and add chopped garlic. It tastes just as good. I cook it in a big pot since I don't have a cast iron skillet, and my mom taught me to let it simmer covered for 20 minutes and it will come out perfectly. Overall, it's one of my family's favorites.

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BlueState82 August 02, 2007

The best! This is spicy, just the way we like it. :-) I always add about a pound of cleaned/deveined/tails-OFF shrimp. You just can't go wrong with this one.

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Epi Curious November 10, 2014

I just love this recipe! It turns out consistently great every time. <br/>We don't reduce the pepper. We like it HOT. <br/>:o)

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Feby09 July 06, 2013

My favorite recipe. I follow it to the letter and it is always a favorite. I found the recipe in the 80's I do like to make it just before serving it

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Leslie1017 January 22, 2012

This has been my go-to jambalaya recipe for years since I bought his cookbook. Depending on who I make it for, I cut the cayenne by 1/2 or 3/4. I substitute VA country ham for tasso (I can get a package of ham bits at Safeway for cheap that are perfect for this recipe). Also, I cut the broth to 3 1/2 cups which is sufficient to cook the rice, and not have to boil excess off at the end.

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Henry Spencer December 11, 2011

I missed the comment about reducing the peppers to 1/4! Only reduced it to 1/2 - and it was very spicy! Next time, will reduce to 1/4. And I find I like the tomatoes usually in jambalaya, so will sub for some of the broth in future. But very good, simple jambalaya.

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dianegrapegrower September 11, 2009
Paul Prudhomme's Poorman's Jambalaya