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Jambalya dinner (with J-Views)

Discussion in 'Catering & Large Group Gatherings' started by shoneyboy, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My neighbor's daughter had her wedding Saturday,  they had the rehearsal dinner Friday night. My wife and I offered to cook a Jambalaya for the rehearsal dinner to help out. The groom actually insisted on paying for it, after discussing it with the wife, we offered to make it a there wedding gift…… They were both very happy to accept the gift. We had about 30 people planning on eating, but I wanted to make sure that we had plenty enough food for everyone. So I cooked enough for 50 people. After everyone finished eating we wound up with about a gallon bag of left over…..Just about a perfect amount…….BTW, this was my first time cooking by myself. I have assisted cooking many many times over the years, but this was my first solo attempt, I have to say, I was very pleased how it came out…….. Here are the pictures………

    Clean and re-oiled my small pot.....

    Browning sausage......

    Browning pork......

    Browning chicken......

    Browning the onions and bell peppers.......(Here is where I missed taking pictures of putting in the Mild Roytel Tomato's, Cream of mushroom soup and adding the meat back in .......)

    Official taste tester says....." It's good "........

    One last fluff to make it pretty.........

    And this is what you get.........MMmmmmmm......

    I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as they did the Jambalaya ......ShoneyBoy......
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  2. kathrynn

    kathrynn Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Yummmmmers.....looks great to me....and with the chill in the air now....would be soooo good!

  3. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks good Shoneyboy! Nice cooking pot too!
  4. Great job and solo too! 
  5. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks very good well done
  6. disco

    disco Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great!

    However, you must be tired of it by now. Feel free to send the left over gallon to me.

  7. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    If that's your small pot, i would really like to see you BIG pot

  8. cappyr

    cappyr Meat Mopper

    Great post dude and this from a Cajun country boy What knows his jumbalaya.  I do mine exactly like that only different.[​IMG]   I season my pork pieces the day before and let them marinate over night making what we call griods.  brown the pork first remove it then brown the onions and sausage together in the pork drippins.  This builds the brown gravy.  all back in the pot and continue.  I've got lots of pictures videos and blog posts about cooking a 20 gallon jumbalays but this forum wont let me post them.

    I am at work on the boat so I don't have access to my pictures  since I cant post links this is best I can do.  Sorry
  9. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Dang that looks good SB!

    Thanks for sharing that!

  10. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking , going to get some hot sauce, some bread and be right over
  11. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good!

    Been too long since I made some jambalaya!


    Thinkin andoille, ham, and a third meat yet to be determined?  Shrimp if I feel rich, but maybe chicken? A little of each?

    Thanks for the post!

    Good luck and good smoking.
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2013
  12. foamheart

    foamheart Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job Shoney. Wasn't it a beautiful day for it too. I thought all day, today would've been great for a cooking.

    Who's that sauve and debonair fella ya got holding the canoe paddle?

    I been putting it off but you just pushed me over the edge, the store room with the pots and pans gets cleaned out this week. I'll see what I have still over there.

    Great job, ya did yaself proud! I bet the future newlyweds were happy with your offering.
  13. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    You use dat secret cheek meat?
  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    "Small pot" How big's the big pot??? Great looking Jambalaya Shoney Boy!
  15. What a very lovely wedding gift to a couple!

    That is one of the nicest things I've heard of. BRAVO to you!

    Very beautiful stuff! (I think the nicest thing you can give another is a fabulous meal).

    It looked terrific! Cheers! - Leah
  16. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have to get it out and get a picture of it for you......That one is a 15gal or a 20, I don't remember....
    Come on by, I'll cook you a fresh pot........
    Oh, that would be me......They were very happy with it.......
    Unfortunately I did not, I used Boston Butt....I could not get my hands on any cheek meat......I have never used it, but I really have heard that it makes it better........
    I'll have to get a picture of it to post.........

    Thanks everyone, it was a very big confidence builder......I can't wait till the next one........ShoneyBoy
  17. bigt18

    bigt18 Newbie

    Great looking Jamb!
  18. Instead of Boston Butt, try using temple meat. Its available most AG stores around. I know that Murrays in St Amant has it. Its incredibly tender and meaty flavored.
  19. foamheart

    foamheart Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Blair Lamendola's mystery meat secret from a time before politics at the Jambalaya Festival.