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New Orleans Jambalaya Recipe
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New Orleans Jambalaya Recipe

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Jambalaya is a catch-all for meat and seafood, making it a favorite for my husband! It's sure to warm you up on a chilly day. —Sabrina Hickey, Columbus, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 pound boneless pork, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Polish Kielbasa Sausage or Polish sausage, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1 cup diced fully cooked ham
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 to 2 cups water, divided
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 pound uncooked small shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 271 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 107 mg cholesterol, 838 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place the first five ingredients on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with kitchen string to form a bag. Set aside.
  2. In a stockpot, saute the chicken, pork, onion, green pepper and celery in butter and oil until meat is browned. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the sausage, ham, tomatoes, 1 cup water, tomato puree, parsley, salt, pepper, thyme, cayenne, chili powder, apple pie spice, bay leaves and spice bag.
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. During the last 3 minutes, add shrimp and remaining water if necessary. Discard bay leaves and spice bag. Serve with rice. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as New Orleans Jambalaya in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p195

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 271 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 107 mg cholesterol, 838 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

Reviews for New Orleans Jambalaya

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

This recipe was a little bit spicy for my liking. Next time I want to leave out the peppercorns. I loved the apple spice flavor throughout. It blended nicely and gave the recipe a nice tang!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

I prefer the rice being separate when serving at a party (like Superbowl), because when it is cooked together and you try to keep it warm (in a crock pot) the rice gets mushy. When the two parts are separate the meat sauce continues to gain rich flavor as it keeps warm, and the rice keeps it firmness!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2011

It would be nice if a conversion chart was included so we can make smaller quantities without losing flavor etc. Thanks

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2011

AFTER MUCH LOOKING THERE IS NO ONE RECIPE FOR JUMBALAYA IT'S NOT THE SAME THRU OUT THE STATE SO THERE FOR THIS IS NOT WRONG AS SOME WROTE. AND AS FOR THE ONE WHO SAID THEY LIKED THE BOXED KIND BEST WOW

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

I TESTED THIS ON 4 PEOPLE AND WE ALL THOUGHT IT WAS EXCELLENT. WE ARE NOT FROM NEW ORLEANS SO I DONT HAVE ANYTHING TO COMPARE IT WITH. IF YOU HAVE A RECIPE THAT TASTES CLOSER TO JAMBALAYA GIVE ME A RECIPE, BECAUSE THIS WAS VERY FLAVORFUL I WOULD MAKE IT AGAIN.

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