Closer! It's not the Jambalaya that's important!
It's the bread! The wonderful, marvelous bread.
Meet Basil Bread. Spawn of Chuck. He was absolutely delicious.
The Jambalaya was good too. I found it here. She made some changes to suit her and I followed her lead and made some to suit us. Here are my changes:
- Drizzle of olive oil to coat bottom of pan (Olive oil yum!)
- 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onions
- 1 cup chopped bell peppers (Kept the same--who puts a half of a pepper back in the fridge?)
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon cayenne
- 1 tablespoon chopped garlic (I meant to halve ingredients 5, 6 and 7 but forgot and got extra spicy extra delicious jambalaya.)
- 1/2 pound of turkey kielbasa cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices (I had some of this at my sister-in-laws and it was delicious!)
- 3/4 pounds boneless, skinless white and dark chicken meat, cut into 1-inch cubes (We used all chicken breast)
- 1/4 pound bacon (Don't keep ham on hand)
- 1 1/2 bay leaves (I tore a leaf in half and forgot to fish them out later.)
- 1 1/2 cups white rice
- 3 cups chicken stock
- 1/2 cup chopped green onions, green tops only We skipped this (Me too)
- 1/2 chopped fresh parsley And this (Ditto)
Otherwise, I followed Bad Human's cooking instructions to the t. It was very tasty and my sort of halved version of it made a LOT. Plenty to feed 2 adults and 2 kids and have some left over. Especially when you serve it with Basil Bread. This recipe is pretty quick from stove to table and you should make some for yourself. And read more Bad Human.