Sunday, September 12, 2010

shrimp and sausage jambalaya

shrimp and sausage jambalaya

Oh dear. Oh my. This is very, very good.

I've been wanting to try my hand at jambalaya for a while now. When I saw Amelia Durand make her northern Louisiana family's recipe on Barefoot Contessa, I knew the time had come.

I followed her recipe pretty closely, except for only using 2 cans of chicken broth. The next time I make it, I'll probably leave out the ham - it didn't add enough to the flavor of the dish to be worth what it added in fat.

It also gave me a chance to teach you a few of my favorite kitchen tricks, like chopping veggies while the protein browns, easily and efficiently chopping peppers, onions, jalapenos and scallions, using the most brilliant pantry item ever - tomato paste in a tube, and my favorite trick: stacking my chopped herbs next to the measuring cup so I won't have to wash it. Laziness begets cleverness! Or something like that. Enjoy!

sliced sausage

bell pepper

bell pepper de-ribbing

bell pepper slice

bell pepper chop

browned sausage

cubed ham

onion beheading

onion slice

onion chop

celery chop

browned ham n sausage



garlic smoosh

garlic chop

jalapeno halved

core jalapeno

jalapeno cored

jalapeno julienne

jalapeno chop

translucent onion

tomato paste

tomato paste squirt

add tomatoes n herbs


scallion beheading

scallion chop

scallion gradient

parsley measure above

parsley measure


browned ham n sausage

tabasco only

add shrimp

shrimp and sausage jambalaya

Amelia Durand's fabulous Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya recipe can be found here.


  1. Yum! Awesome "instructions"! Every one might just enjoy this one - so long as i go easy on the hot sauce. Thanks so much for putting this together. Have a wonderful week!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my space. I have been crazy busy and I have thought about you and your 2 girlies. Hope everything is going well with you and your babes. I have one girly and she constantly asks for a sister (not going to happen). Your girls are so lucky to have each other.


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