Saturday, April 21, 2012

Jambalaya 2 - Freezer comfort food

This is Emeril's recipie, modified to my cooking style

1/2 - 1 LB medium shrimp, peeled, deveined
1-2 frozen chicken breasts defrosted, diced
1 tablespoon Creole seasoning, recipe follows
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 med chopped onion
1/2 chopped green bell pepper
2 stalks chopped celery
2-4 chopped garlic cloves
1 can cup diced tomatoes
3-4 bay leaves
2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon hot sauce (red cock)
1 1/4 cup rice (basmati)
4 cups chicken stock
2-3 Andouille sausage links, sliced
Salt and pepper

In a bowl combine shrimp, chicken and Creole seasoning, and work in seasoning well. In a large saucepan heat oil over high heat with onion, pepper and celery, 3 minutes. Add garlic, tomatoes, bay leaves, Worcestershire and hot sauces. Stir in rice and slowly add broth. Reduce heat to medium and cook until rice absorbs liquid and becomes tender, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. When rice is just tender add shrimp and chicken mixture and sausage. Cook until meat is done, about 10 minutes more. Season to taste with salt, pepper and Creole seasoning.

Emeril's ESSENCE ,Creole Seasoning (also referred to as Bayou Blast):
2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme
Combine all ingredients thoroughly.

Yield: 2/3 cup