Summer: roll out the ice box, set up the grill, kick back and let the fire do the cookin'. Fall: visit the local apple orchard and pick your favorite variety of apples for apple pie. Winter: ham, duh! Spring: juice oranges and strawberries are coming back into season!! Next summer: roll out the ice box and start it all over again!What is Jambalaya?
1. What is Jambalaya?
One of my favorite dishes from Southern Louisiana is the 2nd Line classic: Jambalaya. Not only do I love all the spice that the dish packs, but I love how easy it is to make. Once you've got the ingredients, you can produce the dish in under two hours time, which isn't bad considering it can be made in huge batches to feed a crowd. The most unusual ingredient in the dish is a type of ham widely found in the bayou, known as Tasso. While it's hard to find locally, it's easy to order online, and adds a huge amount to the dish.
2. Shrimp Jambalaya
Paella. Jambalaya. Arroz con Pollo. what do these dishes have in common? A lot, actually. All are made by sauteing some aromatics like onions and garlic. Adding some sausage or other flavoring (like saffron), rice, and stock, and simmering with a protein (seafood or chicken or a combination). About 20 minutes later dinner is served!
3. Mardi Gras Jambalaya Recipe
A spicy one-pot meal straight from New Orleans. Perfect for a weeknight meal!
4. Braised Brisket Recipe
Juicy mouth watering braised brisket, perfect for St. Patty's day!
5. Braised Beef Short Ribs with Savory Polenta
Incredibly tasty, golden brown, and fork-tender, when browned and then braised gently, the short rib is the perfect cut of marbled meat. These short ribs, slow cooked with onion, celery, carrots, garlic, and red wine served along with polenta, are a must-try. Chef Billy Parisi teaches you how to braise this prime cut of meat from 4505 Meats in this Grokker Premium video. For more pro tips, watch all of Billy's videos in his Prime Cut series.
If you've just wrapped up a chickendinner, don't toss the carcass! Follow these simple instructions to turn it into a great bowl of chicken noodle soup using our Easy Chicken Noodle Soup recipe.
8. Chicken Noodle Soup
Homemade chicken noodle soup is a staple in nearly every home. Try this quick-and-easy recipe that combines tender chunks of meat, pasta, and flavorful herbs in one steaming bowl.
9. Beef & Guinness Stew
If you’re looking for a gorgeous and incredibly delicious Irish stew recipe for your St. Patrick's Day menu, this one comes highly recommended. I served mine with some green onion mashed potatoes, and while I usually encourage you to serve things like this on whatever you want, not this time. You must serve this with some form of potato. And that is no joke. I hope you give this a try soon. Enjoy!
10. Classic Beef Stew
Watch how to make a classic beef stew on the stovetop. This top-rated recipe is slow-simmering comfort food at its finest, a hearty stew that's also delicious served over hot biscuits.