Monday, January 2, 2012

Best Jambalaya, ever.

To our 1.4 million fans, HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!!! I went to bed at 12:01 and spent the night at home relaxing with my hubby and kids. Everything I wanted. I woke up grumpy though, I best get some good food in me to brighten my mood up!

Thanks to Emeril Lagrasse from the foodnetwork, you get to enjoy the best jambalaya I've ever tasted! FYI, it's officially called "Cajun Jambalaya."


  • 12 medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped
  • 4 ounces chicken, diced
  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning, recipe follows
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 3/4 cup rice
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 5 ounces Andouille sausage, sliced (any sausages will do)
  • Salt and pepper


In a bowl combine shrimp, chicken and Creole seasoning, and work in seasoning well. In a large saucepan heat oil over high heat with onion, pepper and celery, 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.
Per Serving: Calories: 402; Fat: 16g (Saturated Fat: 4 grams); Protein: 24g; Carbohydrates: 38g; Sugar: 4g; Fiber 0g; Cholesterol: 97mg; Sodium: 800mg

Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning:

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
Combine all ingredients thoroughly.
Yield: 2/3 cup

What I would do different:
No added salt. Oh man it was a tad salty, so I would allow everyone to add their own. Also, seeing as how my husband eats, like a lot, I would double the rice, broth, and veggies.

My rating: 8.5/10

1 comment:

  1. made this and sadly it was way too spicy for us and very salty...def. dont add more salt. But glad we tried something new:)