So it's looking cold... Time for some hot, tasty, Louisiana comfort food!
This Jambalaya recipe is based on the one that our Grandy used to make. She was from way down in New Iberia, Louisiana, and boy, could she cook! Polly will tell you this particular Jambalaya recipe tastes almost exactly like Grandy's, but it doesn't look like it. We can't quite figure out how to make it look right...
1 to 2 Tbsp shortening
2 Tbsp flour
1 lb Cajun seasoned smoked sausage, cut
3 cups raw chicken breast, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbsp fresh parsley
5 cups of peeled and diced tomatoes, drained if canned
2 1/2 cups water
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 cups raw rice
About 4 dashes of hot sauce (optional)
In a large Dutch oven, melt shortening. Add flour and stir until blended to make a simple roux. Cook to a light tan color, then add sausage and chicken. Sauté for five minutes or so. Add bell pepper, onion, garlic, and parsley. Continue sautéing until onions are translucent. Stir in tomatoes and water, Worcestershire sauce, salt, thyme, cayenne pepper. (Add optional hot sauce). Bring to a boil. Stir in rice and reduce to simmer. Simmer for 30 mins, or until rice is tender. Stir frequently. Serves 8 to 10.
Let us know how your batch turns out!
Y'all stay Charming! And warm!