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. Jambalaya: A Winter Warmer
In this episode, chef Sim Smith shows you how to cook a Spanish inspired jambalaya with roasted chicken and chorizo. Perfect for warming up after a busy winter day.