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Fight Night Jambalaya tribute to Foamheart with Q View

Discussion in 'Blowing Smoke Around the Smoker.' started by bdskelly, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. bdskelly

    bdskelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    The wife is off this evening to a holiday play with family. My son and I elected to stay home. Just too many house chores need to be completed before the holidays begin.

    …Okay I'll be honest.  We really wanted to watch the P&R Boxing match tonight.

    We've also elected to make dinner rather than call dominos.  We thought about gumbo.  But we have been on a gumbo bender of late and clearly a need to "change it up" is in order.  

    However, we didn't want to stray too far from our love of all things Creole.

    Today on this forum  FoamHeart penned a cultural background and history lesson of Jambalaya along with a solid foundation recipe.  We are going to use it. 

    Let's get ready to rumble!

     
  2. bdskelly

    bdskelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    We start with the Trinity, a few garlic toes. one pound of sliced sausage. one pound of chicken thighs cut into 1 inch peices. 

     
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  3. bdskelly

    bdskelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    The sausage is browned


    ,,,and then the chicken thighs.

     
  4. bdskelly

    bdskelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    We caramelize the "Holy Trinity" and scrape all the brown bits from the bottom of the pot!  And add back the sausage and the chicken… Then stir in 3 cups of long grain rice. 6 cup of water. 

    We toss the french loaf in the oven and chop the parsley and green onion...  

     
  5. bdskelly

    bdskelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks Kevin.  ...Turned out real nice. A few BD adds to the recipe as you suggested… It's a remarkable evening with my youngest boy. 

    Priceless  

    Who will win that boxing match? Is your money on R or P?

     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2013
  6. bdskelly

    bdskelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya with parsley and green onion garnish. French Bread on the side. 

     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2013
  7. foamheart

    foamheart Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It looks good to me. I will need a fork and a plate to give a real critique  LOL.

    Food family and friends. Next time, I would leave the skin on the chicken, it adds more caramel to the pot making that rice browner. We don't cook healthy here, you are supposed to work to keep healthy and be in shape.

    Did it make you and your son want to cook another? That is what its all about. Then it was a raging success!
     
  8. bdskelly

    bdskelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    We are smoking wings tomorrow!
     
  9. snorkelinggirl

    snorkelinggirl Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi Brian,

    Your jambalaya looks really tasty, and I'm sure was a damn sight better than Dominos!

    And sounds like some really good quality time with your kid, which is probably the most important thing!

    Have a great Sunday,
    Clarissa
     
  10. bdskelly

    bdskelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Absolutely Clar. He's turning into a better cook than me.  He picks it up very quickly. 
     
  11. disco

    disco Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great post, great jambalaya, great times with your son. A whole new Holy Trinity!

    Disco
     
  12. bdskelly

    bdskelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Howdy Disco. The evening was great.  But not sure the boxing match was worth the $70 price tag.  LOL 
     
  13. disco

    disco Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It looks like the meal was worth more than that!

    Disco
     
  14. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hey Brian

    That meal sounds GREAT.  I just grabbed a plate and a fork--see you shortly Its only a short drive from Alberta to Texas so keep it hot.  LOL

    Gary
     
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  15. bdskelly

    bdskelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I'll leave a plate in the oven! LOL
     
  16. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Be there "shortly"  LOL

    Gary