I made this Monday. Good stuff...ages well in the fridge, too.
SECTION 8 JAMBALAYA
-Big ol' Cookin Pot
-1 pound chicken: Boneless or not, cut to taste
-1 pound spicey sausage: adulene sausage is Cajun and dense and good. Cut thick
-1 pound shrizimp. Fresh is better...cooked is good.
-4 ribs of celery, chopped
-2 onions, chopped fine
-Ocra according to taste. I used frozen and it vanished. Fresh would be better. Chopped
-6-8 fresh Jalepeno peppers. Chopped
-1 bulb fresh garlic, Minced
-2 tablespoons flour
-Habenero Hot Sauce
-1 28 oz can diced tomatos.
-1 medium can tomato paste
-8 cups chicken stock
-4 cups rice. I use Uncle B's converted.
-Blak Pepper, Salt, Bay Leaves, Oregano
Prep all your goods before, cuz otherwise you'll burn something...well you'll burn your ass after you pass this jambalaya, but thats later. Put about 2 tblsp of margarine in a frying pan and brown the chicken and sausage. Add a bit of flour to the meat to make a Rue. This is a Cajun thing I don't really get, but those suckas do it. Get the meat nice and golden brown. Season with lots of Creole, its going in the pot anyway. Dont overcook cuz the chicken will get stringy.
Put some more margarine in the pot and throw in your veggies and garlic. Once the onions are clear, spoon in the tomato paste. Keep it moving so the paste doesn't burn. Wait til the veggies are soft. The paste can carmelize a bit for good flavor.
Stir in 2 cups of stock and mix everthing up. Let this cook for about 10 mins and add in the meat and diced tomatos. Season with more Creole, Habenero Sauce (I use about a half-bottle) and salt/pepper/bay/oregano. Let it all cook for another 10.
Once the flavors right, add in the rest of the stock, shrimp and the rice. Let it cook until the rice absorbs the liquid and sauce thickens. Turn the whole pot a few times so it doesn't burn on the bottom. When the rice is soft shut off the fire and let it think for another 10 minutes. Turn the jambalaya a few times. Don't mix it cuz you'll smoosh your rice and veggies.
Its a rice dish but its good with some cheese-garlic bread and something cool like a cucumber salad or slaw or something. Any meat or veggie will do. If its bloody when you wipe, you seasoned like a man.
Modified by DgenR8 at 10:30 PM 7-24-2003