Jambalaya: It’s SOoul Good!

I would have to say that Southern/Creole cuisine is one of my favorite kind of food to eat. The flavors are bold, exciting, and spicy. The fact that it is described as soul food is so heartwarming and makes you want to share with friends and family, and that’s exactly what I did the other night. I made this easy and delicious Jambalaya and was able to share it with my Mom, Dad, and Brother who are also a few of my best friends.

Enjoy and taste the love!


3 chorizo sausages sliced

2 boneless chicken breasts cut into bit sized pieces

18 deveined cleaned med/lrg shrimp

1 can crushed tomatoes

1 tbsp Creole seasoning

1 onion chopped

3 celery stalks chopped

1 red pepper chopped

1 green pepper chopped

4 cloves of garlic minced

3 bay leaves

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp thyme

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp red chili pepper flakes

1 tsp smoked paprika

Salt and pepper

A few dashes of Worcestershire and hot sauce

2 cups of rice

3 cups of chicken stock


Mix the chicken and sausage with some Creole spice and place in a hot Dutch oven with some oil to brown the meat and cook through, remove from heat and put to the side. In the same pot heat oil over med heat and sauté the onion, peppers and celery, 3 minutes. Add garlic, tomatoes, bay leaves, Worcestershire, hot sauces, oregano, thyme, chili powder, red pepper flakes, and smoked paprika. Stir in the cooked meat, the rice, and slowly add stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until rice absorbs liquid and becomes tender, about 40 minutes. When rice is just tender add shrimp and cook on low covered for about 10 minutes more. Season to taste with salt and pepper and Creole seasoning.


I would pair this meal with a cold refreshing Cameron’s Lager. Yum num num XX


  1. Jenn
    May 13, 2011

    Gorgeous Le Cruiset! Erin must love cookware too!

    • Erin
      May 13, 2011

      Jen thanks so much, It’s my Mom’s and I do love it!
      please follow me on twitter @erinlovessfood
      hope to chat soon

  2. Joanne
    May 14, 2011

    I am going to try this it sounds (and looks) devine! Thanks Erin 🙂


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