pork, crawfish and sausage jambalaya

So with a portion of the pork butt I cooked a few days ago, and some sausage and Louisiana crawfish, I made a pot of jambalaya.

A very easy dish to make, one can use the leftovers from the fridge to produce a delicious meal. The combination of proteins one uses are limitless. Here are the ingredients

2 chopped onions
1 chopped bell pepper
1 chopped poblano pepper
5-6 stalks chopped celery
12 cloves garlic minced
3 cans RoTel tomatoes
1 1/2 pounds cooked and shredded pork butt
1 1/2 pounds sliced smoked sausage
1 1/2 pounds crawfish tails
salt, pepper, bay leaves, hot sauce and cajun seasoning of choice
2 cups uncooked long grain rice
1 quart chicken broth

Here are the pictures:

Seasonings

Rotels and Louisiana crawfish tails

Chop everything up…

…and into the pot – saute until wilted about 15-20 minutes

sausage and leftover pork butt

uncooked rice and chicken broth

After the seasonings are wilted, add the RoTel tomatoes

then start adding the meats

stir it all well and bring to a boil

add the uncooked rice

then the chicken broth and bring to a boil – don’t forget the salt, pepper, bay leaves, hot sauce, and cajun seasonings!

After its boiling good, cover the pot with a tight lid and reduce the heat to medium low

The crucial step next is timing the rice to cook – I uncovered the pot every 10 minutes to stir the jambalaya to keep it from sticking. This batch took an hour for all the rice to cook through. Taste the rice if needed to make sure its not grainy and is cooked through. If you are adding shrimp, you can add that during the last 15 minutes of cooking time so they don’t disintegrate. I think next time I will wait to add the crawfish too.

Serve with french bread and maybe a salad and you’re ready to eat!

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~ by maringouin on Wednesday, September 9, 2009.

3 Responses to “pork, crawfish and sausage jambalaya”

  1. Yum! You make me hungry with this pork butt/crawfish jambalaya and it’s only 920 in the morning. I think I’ll fix this tonight while I watch President Obama’s speech and our Louisiana Representative make a lobbiest paid pork-based re-“butt”al.

  2. hah hah, nice pun

  3. Mmmmmmm…..

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