Cajun Jambalaya

"A Louisiana favorite of shrimp, chicken, sausage and rice."
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  • In a bowl combine shrimp, chicken and Creole seasoning, and work in seasoning well. Set aside.
  • In a large pot heat oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, pepper and celery. Cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Add garlic, tomatoes, bay leaves, Worcestershire and hot sauces. Stir in rice and slowly add broth. Reduce heat to medium and cook until rice absorbs liquid and becomes tender, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.
  • When rice is just tender add shrimp and chicken mixture and sausage. Cook until meat is done, about 10 minutes more. Season to taste with salt, pepper and Creole seasoning.

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  1. Great flavour & easy to make. What sets this recipe apart from others is the addition of the worcestershire sauce & bay leaves. Like others I used E/L essence spice & added finely chopped jalapeno peppers. I increased the chicken, sausage & garlic abit and it was the perfect consistency for us. I also added chopped green onions & fresh parsley close to the end of cooking. I found the dish plenty salty & did not need to add the extra salt called for in the recipe. Awesome recipe, thanks for sharing.
  2. This was amazing! I added extra amounts of the vegetables as I was using up some from my garden- that is really the only change I made though- I was worried that it would be too spicy- but it was not- It had just the right amount of kick- and the flavors went together SO well! I added just one teaspoon of salt and pepper at the end( instead of two)- The taste is just fantastic and everyone in my family loved it! Thanks for a great recipe!
  3. This is the best Jambalaya I have ever tasted. My husband and son could not keep out of it. I made a big pot and it was gone within hours. Thank you for this wonderful recipe.
  4. I always love jambalya, this was no exception! It just seems like such a wonderful way to get your whole meal in one pot! I omitted the shrimp, since there were non-shrimp-lovers present, but if it were just DH and I I would add them. I served with home-baked bread, for a wonderful mid-week supper!
  5. YUM-MEE! So quick & easy to make and packed with flavour and heat. We loved this recipe! I used recipe #14372 for the cajun spice and Mad Dog 357 for the hot sauce. (It's higher on the heat level than Mikes Extra-Hot but also has a wonderful flavour,not just heat.) I also added 1 seeded and finely chopped jalepeno along with the tomatoes etc. I couldn't find andouille sausage here so used a hot chorizo instead. Served this with a crusty grainery bread & artichoke/asiago dip and fresh english cucumbers. There were no left overs!


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