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Mad Max 08-26-2008 12:17 PM

First Attempt at Jambalaya.....
After reading nmayeux's post on how to make jambalaya, I knew I had to give this a try. Here is his post if anyone would like to see it.
It was a good week for this cause I had been smoking most of the week. So all the ingredients were in play and carefully went over and over the recipe to assure consistency. I did my roux, and got it to a nice color, light brown. Then went in all the veggies. Afterwards the 4 cups of rice and our spice.
Here we have a shoot of that:

I then added some left over chuckie, cubed ham steak, left over spatchcock chicken and some polish kielbasa. Stirred some more and then came time to add the liquid. Here is where I blew it big time. The recipe calls for 2 cans of chicken stock and 2 cans of beef broth. Some where I cross the wires in my head and added 2 cups of each. Needless to say I didn't have enough water to cover the rice. Luckily, my wife save me by insisting there need to be enough wtaer to cover the rice. So I poured enough stock to to that.

The next step was to bring it a rolling boil and cover it and let simmer.

After an hour of waiting, no peeking allowed, it was done. The flavor was excellent, the rice was a touch hard, but again, that was my fault. I then realize that a can of stock is just shy of two cups, I would have needed almost 8 cups in total. But here is how it looked. Really good eats.

I need to do it again and fix my error, I can't wait to see the improved results. Thanks again to nmayeux for a great recipe.:grin:

Mokin Bandit 08-26-2008 12:22 PM

I freakin love jambalaya.... looks good. I'll be waiting for my sample to arrive!

Mark 08-26-2008 01:15 PM

Paella is very similar to Jambalaya (less the roux) Here's a recipe from Rick Bayless:

Mexican Paella with Shrimp, Mussels and Chorizo

JediDog 08-26-2008 01:20 PM

That's a great looking jamabalaya there mad max even if it is outside Thunderdome! Good job.

BBQ Grail 08-26-2008 01:24 PM

Okay, that looks really good. I think I have Sunday dinner all planned now.

thillin 08-26-2008 01:36 PM

Lookin good

hcarter 08-26-2008 03:12 PM

Looks like what we used to eat down in New Orleans.

Butts-n-gutts 08-26-2008 04:31 PM

Looks real good next time you are planning to try it again let me know so I can show uo and let you know how good it is

Mad Max 08-26-2008 05:04 PM


Originally Posted by Mark (Post 721505)
Paella is very similar to Jambalaya (less the roux) Here's a recipe from Rick Bayless:

Mexican Paella with Shrimp, Mussels and Chorizo

I love Paella, have to give this a try, too. Thanks.

ipls3355 08-26-2008 05:49 PM

note to self:
put Jambalaya on the meal plan

River City Smokehouse 08-26-2008 06:55 PM

I could dive in to that!

CajunSmoker 08-26-2008 06:59 PM

Looks good from here:cool:

jestridge 08-26-2008 07:56 PM

Need to put on my long things to do list

nmayeux 08-26-2008 08:02 PM

Congrats MM, and I'm glad it worked for you. Now the next step is to make some modifications to the recipe, and make it "Mad Max's" jambalaya!

Norcoredneck 08-27-2008 03:38 AM

Man I gotta try that.

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