Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Fat Tuesday ~ Jambalaya

It is Mardi Gras time!  Time to post my favorite meal to have on Fat Tuesday!
We have been to Mardi Gras numerous times - each time we visit I always pick up a piece of local art work. Here is my favorite Mardi Gras 1990 poster signed by the artist.  It is framed and hanging in my living room.


2 cups of enriched white rice
1 tablespoon of extra-virgin Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon butter
1 pound boneless - skinless white or dark chicken meat...cubed
1 pound sausage (Kielbasa, Andouille, Smoked Sausage..which ever one       you like) remove casing and dice
1 medium chopped onion
2 stalks of celery chopped
1 green bell pepper chopped
1 bay leaf
2 to 3 Tablespoons of all purpose flour
1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes
1 14 oz container of chicken stock
1 teaspoon cumin
1 rounded teaspoon of chili powder
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 pound of shrimp  deveined and peeled
Salt & Pepper

Cook rice per directions on box.

Add oil and butter to a large deep skillet over medium heat. 
Add cubed chicken..cook for 3 minutes.
Add sausage ...cook for 2 minutes more.
Add onion, celery, green pepper,  & bay leaf .... saute vegetables for 5 minutes.
Sprinkle flour over the pan and cook for 2 minutes more.
Stir in tomatoes and chicken broth.
Season with cumin, chili powder, poultry seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce.
Bring to a boil.
Add shrimp.
Simmer 5 minutes

If you like your Jambalaya Spicy ...add in 2 tablespoons of Cayenne Pepper Sauce when you add the spices! 

Serve over rice!

Add a loaf of French Bread!


  1. OMG!! Looks So Delicious !!

  2. I LOVE Jambalaya!!! This looks absolutely delicious!!!

  3. I've always been curious about how to make jambalaya, since my husband loves it. Thanks for sharing your recipe!