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Saturday, March 18, 2006

JAMBALAYA

My kids love this recipe. It took many years to get it just right, but I really think this is as good as any I have ever had.

JAMBALAYA

1
Whole Chicken (3-4 lb.), giblets removed
3 1/2 cps clear
Chicken Broth
1/4 cp
White Cooking Wine
2 ave.
Bay Leaves
1 tsp
Thyme
1 tsp
Basil
2
Ham Hocks
3 Tbls
Oil
1 lg
Green Bell Pepper, diced*
1 lg
Yellow Onion, diced
2 cloves
Garlic, minced
4 ribs
Celery, sliced
1 bunch
Green Onions, sliced, including some of the tops
1/2 lb
Smoked Sausage or Polish Sausage, sliced
1/8 cp
Worcestershire Sauce
2 tsp
Tabasco (please don't substitute, it's flavor is unique amongst hot sauces)
1 28oz can
Whole Tomatoes (juice reserved), chopped
2 1/4 cps
Long Grain White Rice, uncooked
4 oz.
Tomato Sauce

In a large pot with a tight fitting lid (not cast iron), simmer the first 7 ingredients 1 hour. Remove and cool Chicken and Ham. Debone chicken, discarding skin and bones. Coarsely chop meat. Cut meat from hocks and chop. Strain and reserve stock. Saute vegetables in oil until the onions are clear. Add sausage and tomatoes to the pot. To the stock, add reserved juice, Worcestershire Sauce, and Tabasco, and enough water to equal 4 1/2 cups. Add to pot and bring to boil. Stir in Rice and Chicken, and reduce heat to very slow boil. Cover and cook until rice is tender and liquid is mostly absorbed, about 20 minutes. Add more water if necessary. When rice is done, stir in Tomato Sauce, cover, remove from heat, and allow to sit for 10 minutes.

Serve with Cornbread or a nice crusty European bread, a cold salad, and a good Lager Beer or fresh brewed Iced Tea (I prefer Red Rose or Louisianne). A nice cobbler is an excellent choice for dessert!

* I occasionally use a combination of green and red peppers.

4 Comments:

  • At 7:11 PM, Blogger mister anchovy said…

    yes, this is the right recipe

     
  • At 8:46 PM, Anonymous ann said…

    one night many moons ago, i went to a dinner party and the hostess made jambalaya, which she promptly burnt very, very badly! after that, i've feared making such a dish, but this looks great and totally doable. thanks!

     
  • At 1:11 PM, Blogger Isabella di Pesto said…

    Jambalaya!

    One of my favorites.

    Good looking recipe.

    Will try it soon.

    Best to you!

     
  • At 10:32 AM, Blogger Wandering Coyote said…

    One of my best friends is from New Orleans and she made a killer jambalaya once. I found it a little spicey but not terrible. I've never made it myself, though, but perhaps I should try. I might skip the sausage because it's not one of my faves.

     

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