Clyde's jambalaya is a favorite winter-time meal and is easily customized to use what you have on hand. Don't skip the Andouille sausage though!
Peaceful Bend Vineyard: Peaceful Bend Vineyard
Recipe type: Entree
- 4 Tbl ground cayenne pepper
- 4 Tbl ground black pepper
- 4 Tbl ground white pepper
- 2 Tbl salt
- 5 pound pork roast, cut into 2-inch slices
- 6 chicken thighs
- 1 package Andouille sausage, sliced into 1-inch pieces
- (optional) 1 pound uncooked shrimp
- 3 Tbl olive oil
- 3 medium onions, chopped
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 head of celery, chopped into ½-inch pieces
- 3 bell peppers, de-seeded and chopped into 1-2 inch pieces
- 6lb 6oz can (#10 or industrial size can) diced tomatoes
- ½ Gallon + 1 quart stock (we use homemade smoked turkey stock)
- ½ bottle Courtois wine
- 2 cups uncooked rice
- 12 oz can tomato paste
- In a small bowl or ziplock bag, mix together the ground cayenne, black, and white pepper with the salt.
- Rub the chicken thighs and each of the pork roast slices with the seasonings. Grill until the meat is thoroughly cooked. Once cooked, cut the pork slices into ½-inch pieces and shred the chicken.
- In a large stock pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onions and cook until the edges are translucent. Add the garlic and saute one minute more.
- Add the chopped celery and chopped green peppers to the stock pot and saute until tender.
- Add the can of diced tomatos (juices and all), Courtois, and the Andouille sausage to the stock pot. Bring everything to a boil, lower the heat to medium-low and simmer for up to 30 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Meanwhile, in a separate pot, cook the rice in the ½ gallon stock until cooked through.
- Add the rice and tomato paste (plus the shrimp if you are using) to the stock pot and cook another 15 minutes. (Continue cooking if needed to completely cook the shrimp.)
To make a spicier rub, replace some of the ground black pepper with cayenne and white pepper. I used a little bit of sliced lettuce leaves for a garnish. You could also garnish with celery leaves, or just 'leaf' it alone with no garnish.