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Saturday Night Jambalaya

Yesterday's weather was pretty cold and crappy (until early in the evening) so, it seemed like a good day for chicken and sausage jambalaya. I spatched a chicken and used some andouille sausage that I'd made in Jan. The actual making of the jambalaya was done on the kitchen stove and the aromas are fantastic. This stuff is always a big hit and was again last night!

Here's the chicken on the egg


Everything prepped and ready for the cook


Ready to simmer until done


Ready to serve

Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
Aurora, Ontario, Canada


  • johnkitchensjohnkitchens Posts: 4,881
    I love Jambalaya. That looks great. 

    Louisville, GA - 2 Large BGE's
  • gabrieggergabriegger Posts: 565
    Me o my o big fan o jambalayo!

    the city above Toronto - Noodleville wtih 2 Large 1 Mini

  • Greeno55Greeno55 Posts: 621
    That looks awesome! Phoebe inspired me to give it a go. I think I've got all your ingredients figured out. But the small piles chopped on the board, is that jalapeño, garlic and ginger? Also, what's the spice mix, and about how long do you leave it to simmer for?
    LBGE (2012), MiniMax (2014), and too many Eggcessories to list.  - Sudbury, Ontario
  • Here's the recipe (sans his comments) from Paul Prudhomme's Louisiana Tastes:

    2 Tbsp vegetable oil
    2 cups chopped onions
    1 cup chopped celery
    3/4 cup (each) seeded and chopped green, red and yellow bell pepper
    1/2 lb. andouille
    1 Tbsp seeded and minced jalapeno
    1 Tbsp minced fresh garlic
    1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger
    2 cups uncooked converted rice
    4 cups beef stock

    Seasoning mix:
    2 tsp salt
    1 tsp ground cumin
    1 tsp dillweed
    1 tsp garlic powder
    1 tsp onion powder
    1 tsp paprika
    3/4 tsp dry mustard
    3/4 tsp ground dried ancho chile pepper
    3/4 tsp dried thyme leaves
    1/2 tsp cayene
    1/2 tsp ground dried pasilla chile pepper
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    1/4 tsp white pepper

    This recipe actually calls for 1 lb. of lamb sirloin, cut into 1/2 inch cubes. I've made it with the lamb before but often just use chicken instead. In the instructions below, I add the chicken in place of the lamb. Obviously, since the chicken is already cooked you'll need to adapt accordingly.

    - heat vegetable oil over high heat until it begins to smoke. Add the onion, celery and all the bell peppers. Cook, stirring every 1 or 2 minutes for about 10 mins. Add the andouille and 1 tbsp plus 2 tsps of the seasoning mix. Cook, stirring and scraping up the brown bits on the bottom of the pot every 2 mins., until the andouille is well browned, about 10 mins. You can deglaze the pot with some of the broth (and turn down the heat a bit) to prevent scorching.
    - Push vegetables and sausage to one side and add the lamb. Stir the lamb and let it brown slightly, about 4 minutes, then mix it in with the vegetables and sausage and add the rest of the seasoning mix. Stir and scrape the pot for about 4 more minutes then add everything else except the stock and stir it all together, making sure to scrape anything off the bottom of the pan.
    - If you turned the heat down earlier, turn it back up and add all of the stock. Cover and bring just to a boil, reduce the heat to low, stir once, then re-cover and simmer w/o stirring until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed, about 25 mins. Remove from the heat and let sit, covered, for 10 mins. before serving.

    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
  • That looks delicious John! Thanks for posting the recipe and adding to my bookmarks!


    Flint, Michigan

    Where shootings and tap water are equally deadly

    My fleet of eggs: XL, Small & Mini.

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