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Thursday, December 14, 2006

littlefoodie jr.'s jambalaya

this is not an original jambalya recipe by any means. i know there are those who hold tightly to their versions of it but this is a straight up kid versionized recipe. not too spicy, not too bland...full of chicken chunks and andouille sausages. littlefoodie gave it two thumbs up! when the kids are away then i'd say spice it up all the way and don't forget the tabasco!
(pics coming soon!)

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped bell peppers, (used the tj's frozen bell pepper medley)
2 celery ribs, diced small
1/2 cup carrot, diced small
2 tbl minced garlic
2 bay leaves
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp oregano
dash of thyme
creole seasoning, about 1/2 tbl or more depending on taste
1 tbl tomato paste
1 lb pork andouille sausage (i used 1 package of trader joes fully cooked pork andouille), sliced
2 large chicken breasts, grilled or sauteed and cut into chunks
2 1/2 cups beef broth
1 16 iz can diced tomatoes, with juices
2 cups brown rice

melt butter over med high heat. add onions, peppers, celery, carrots and garlic until soft. add bay leaves cayenne, oregano, thyme and creole seasoning. saute a minute.

add tomato paste and stir to combine it all. add sausage, chicken, broth, tomatoes, and rice.

bring to boil then reduce on low and simmer for about an hr. stir and eat!

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