Jamba(nd)lya
by Quinn Gleisner (Shenanigans Supper Club)

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons cooking oil, divided

2 tablespoons Slap Ya Mama/Cajun seasoning, (adjust to suit your tastes/heat preference)

10 ounces andouille sausage, sliced into rounds or chorizo

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 1 inch pieces

1 onion diced

1 small green bell pepper, seeded and diced

1 small red bell pepper,, seeded and diced

2 stalks celery, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

14 ounces can crushed tomatoes (Bianco DiNapoli)

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon each dried thyme and dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne powder)

1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (Austin Pallda of SSC is the Plug!)

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 cup thinly sliced okra (or 1 teaspoon file powder)

1 1/2 cups uncooked white rice (short grain or long grain)

3 cups low sodium chicken broth

1 pound raw shrimp/prawns tails on or off, peeled and deveined

Sliced green onions and chopped parsley, to garnish

Directions:

  1. Prepare all of your vegetables according to instructions.

  2. Combine Spices in single dish.

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in pot or cast iron dutch oven.

  4. Sprinkle Cajun Seasonin over Sausage and Chicken

  5. Thinly slice sausage, cook, and set aside. If choosing chorizo do the same.

  6. Add 1 tablespoon of oil. If using chorizo there should already be enough fat in the pan, no need to add oil.

  7. Cut Chicken into 1 Inch pieces and cook. Then set aside.

  8. Add final tablespoon of oil and cook onion, peppers, and celery. When the onions are translucent add garlic and cook until fragrant
    (30 seconds - 1 minute).

  9. Add crushed tomatoes, okra, dry seasonings, and worcestershire. Stir and cook for 5 miuntes.

  10. Add rice and chicken stock, stir to combine. Bring to a boil.

  11. Once the brothe is boiling, lower the heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring 2 to 3 times to prevent burning.

  12. Once most of the liquid is absorbed, and your shrimp to the top and lightly stir them in.

  13. Continue to let the mixture simmer until the shrimp are cooked.

  14. Sprinkle with green onions and enjoy!

  15. Feel free to add more salt, pepper, or pepper sauce to your taste. Enjoy!

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