Sausage Jambalaya | World’s Best Jambalaya


Sausage Jambalaya

– from Chef John Besh via Food & Wine

added chicken to mine so it’s actually Sausage and Chicken Jambalaya

Sausage Jambalaya

Chef John Besh in New Orleans says he’s been eating jambalaya ever since he could chew. For this quick, simplified version of the Creole classic, he insists on high-quality, well-seasoned meat because the andouille and breakfast sausage provide the bulk of the flavor in the dish.

– Slideshow: More Cajun and Creole Recipes Recipe from Food & Wine Chefs’ Easy Weeknight Dinners.


1 tablespoon canola oil

3/4 pound andouille sausage, sliced 1/4 inch thick 1/4 pound breakfast sausage, casings removed 1 large onion, diced 1/2 green bell pepper, diced 1 celery rib, diced 1 garlic clove, chopped 2 cups white rice 1 bay leaf 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme Salt Freshly ground pepper 1 quart chicken stock or canned low-sodium broth One 14 1/2-ounce can chopped tomatoes 3 scallions, chopped Tabasco or other hot sauce, for serving

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large enameled cast-iron casserole until hot. Add the oil and both sausages and cook over moderate heat, stirring to break up the breakfast sausage, until the fat renders and the sausages brown, about 8 minutes.

Step 2

Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the bell pepper, celery and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the bell pepper and celery are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the rice, bay leaf and thyme, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes.

Step 3

Add the stock and tomatoes and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to moderately low, cover and simmer until the rice is tender, about 20 minutes. Fold in the scallions and serve with Tabasco.

*NOTE – Update: sorry I did not know about workplace allegations. However, the recipes are still damn delicious; if true I might have to edit a couple posts, just leaving out names.

**NOTE – I feel satisfied, so far, that he himself took it very seriously and went into appropriate actions; cleaning house. And I have worked in that type of environment. I am very proud of my success in taking DOWN an entire “good ol’ boy network”! After first harassment incident, I was informed by other employees that it was the reason for previous “young” employees quitting their job; so (having two daughters) my immediate thought was “let me show you what 40 looks like boys”; then it was document, document,document,document…WIN. with EEOC & ADA. I had a brain tumor at the time and had emergency brain surgery right smack in the middle of it. Aah, but…that just shows a person with a brain tumor pressing on left frontal lobe was still smarter than these “guys”.

Just to let you know I take it seriously and know what that environment can be like.


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