Recipe courtesy of Aaron Monis

Big Joe's Jambalaya

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 30 min
  • Active: 1 hr
  • Yield: 8 to 12 servings
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

2 cups vegetable oil, plus more

1 pound andouille sausage, sliced 

1 pound pork butt, cut into 1-inch cubes 

3 stalks celery, small dice 

1 Spanish onion, small dice

1 green bell pepper, small dice 

1 red bell pepper, small dice 

8 ounces crawfish tails 

8 ounces small shrimp, peeled and deveined 

1 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes 

2 tablespoons ground allspice 

2 tablespoons ground cumin 

2 tablespoons paprika 

1 cup rice

1 pound chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes 

2 cups all-purpose flour

Sliced scallions, for garnish

Directions

  1. Add some vegetable oil to a large stockpot set over high heat. Add the andouille and cook until the fat is rendered. Remove the cooked andouille from the stockpot, set aside and add the pork butt to brown. Once the pork has browned, remove from the stock pot and set aside. Add the Cajun trinity, the celery, green bell peppers, red bell peppers and onions. Cook until the vegetables are tender. Add the crawfish and shrimp. Then add the tomatoes, 1 cup water, allspice, cumin, paprika, cooked andouille and pork butt. Add the rice and bring to a simmer for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Heat the 2 cups oil in a skillet set over medium-high heat.
  3. Mix the flour with 2 tablespoons salt and 2 tablespoons pepper. Dredge the chicken in the seasoned flour and fry in the hot oil until golden brown. Add the chicken to the pot and cook until the rice is tender and the liquid has thickened, an additional 10 minutes.
  4. Serve in large bowls, garnished with sliced scallions.

Fudge Factor

Train Frontman Pat Monahan's Dark Chocolate Obsession Feb 11, 2013

By: Cameron Curtis

Train frontman Pat Monahan, an avid chocolate lover, shared with us his top five reasons for eating dark chocolate.

Sifted: Plan-Ahead Valentine's Day Desserts Feb 6, 2013

By: Lauren Miyashiro

Get our take on the best in food news, recipes and more from around the web, including the best Valentine's Day recipes.

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

The Craziest Chocolate Creations for American Chocolate Week Mar 17, 2013

It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

Essentials: Chocolate Basics Sep 1, 2016

Satisfy that chocolate craving in your very own kitchen. All you need is baking chocolate and a little know-how. It also helps to …

How to Chop and Melt Chocolate

Lots of recipes call for melted chocolate. Follow these step-by-step instructions to do it properly.