Bay Leaf

8 American Recipes with Bay Leaf

Drew Glover • March 17, 2015
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?
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. Black Pearl Medley Jambalya
Black Pearl Medley Jambalya
This Jambalaya has all the key elements of the traditional recipe -- chicken, andouille, and heat -- but cooks up in one pot, for easy prep. Black Pearl Medley adds depth-of-flavor and texture with whole grain brown rice, black barley and Daikon radish seeds.
3. 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.
4. Braised Beef Short Ribs with Savory Polenta
Braised Beef Short Ribs
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.
5. Chicken Lasagne
Chicken Lasagne
Turn leftover roast chicken into Stacie Stewart family favorite lasagne dish.
6. Chicken Soup from Leftover Chicken
Chicken Soup from Leftover Chicken
If you've just wrapped up a chicken dinner, 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.
7. Chicken Noodle Soup
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.
8. Old Fashioned Beef Stew
Old Fashioned Beef Stew
This hearty beef and vegetable stew recipe makes a great hot main dish for cold winter nights. Use the slow cooker directions when time is short.
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