I've wanted to go to New Orleans foreverrrrr. Not for mardi gras. Not for alligator swamp tours. Not even for voodoo. I mean come on. The food. The FOOD! Beignets? Gumbo? Hushpuppies? This list could go on for daaaaaysss. I guess in the mean time I'll settle for a good ol' creole jambalaya, with Louisiana hot sauce of course!
In my opinion (my strong opinion matter of fact), jambalaya needs prawns. Doesn't have to have them I admit, but it's just lacking without them. I had a solid pound in this batch and it didn't seem like enough! Less chicken, more prawns next time for sure. And of course, an Andouille sausage must make an appearance amidst the necessary creole and cajun holy trinity: onion, celery, and bell pepper. Plus some jalapeno for a teensy kick. Yummmm.
Best of all, jambalaya is so eeeeasy! And flavorful. And delicious. OK I obviously love jambalaya. Test out this recipe and you will too!
UPDATE: I went!!!! It was AMAZING!!!! Check out my 8 Things To Do in New Orleans post for when you visit the Big Easy!Print