Cajun Jambalaya

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
35 min

Yield:
4 servings

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 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
  • Salt and pepper
  • Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning (also referred to as Bayou Blast):
  • 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
Directions

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.

Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning (also referred to as Bayou Blast):

Combine all ingredients thoroughly.

Yield: 2/3 cup


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This is a great recipe, I ended up doubling it. I boiled the shrimp shells in the chicken stock to get more of the shrimp taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used no additional salt, and found what was in the 1T of Bayou Blast just fine. We loved it, but adjust the Creole seasoning by half maybe for more tender palates. Used 1 cup of rice and maybe 1/2 cups of Cajun Trinity not 1/4 c each. We'll do it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
For all the people who said it was too salty - you did not read until the end of the instructions. It specifically says to "season to taste with salt, pepper and Ceole seasoning." If you follow the directions the recipe is great! My only personal change was to double the tomatoes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
WAY WAY WAY too salty. Suggest you use 1/3 (1 tsp) of the Creole seasoning amount called for. If you want more, you can add more later. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe...until I added the Creole seasoning. WAY WAY WAY too much salt. I would use 1 tbsp MAX. Otherwise flavors were good. I was just bummed...tried to salvage with wine and vinegar but still just too salty. (I even used low sodium broth). item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was very good but a little hot for most of the family. I think next time i will decrease the amount of Cayenne pepper, otherwise very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Way too hot for our tastes. I cut back the salt in the creole spice mix to 1 teaspoon, and the Cayenne and black pepper to 1 teaspoon each. Sausage is very spicy. I use brown rice, which takes 75 minutes in a rice cooker, so I started cooking the rice as my first step and finished the rice cooking in the pan as per instructions with only 2 cups of chicken broth. I really liked the seasoning on the chicken, by tossing the raw chicken with the spice mix. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just ok. In my opinion, Barefoot Contessa has a better version. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good jambalaya. I didn't use all of his seasonings, and it was still tasty (but how can you go wrong with a good sausage and shrimp?). One issue I have is... I find the portions to be a bit annoying to work with. One-half a cup of chopped tomatoes, for example, usually doesn't come in a regular large can. That was a bit annoying. Other than that, good recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and so easy to make. I left out the shrimp and used Basmati rice and it was just perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Only 1/3 tsp of seasoning? item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe says to use 1 TBSP only. You must've put in the entire seasoning recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It doesn't say to add all of the Creole seasoning so that might be why it was too spicy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
How about buying a fresh tomato and chopping it??? item not reviewed by moderator and published

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