Ahhh New Orleans, one of my favorite cities ever. I visited this magical city only once (in the early blog days, circa 2011- here), but New Orleans is a place that leaves a lasting, positive impression. NOLA is full of history, charm, music and of course great food for all to enjoy! With Fat Tuesday right around the corner- how are you celebrating Mardi Gras? For our household, I will be making a New Orleans worthy dish- Easy Dutch Oven Jambalaya. Although this recipe has a lot of ingredients, it is super simple to make. The best part is you can do the entire thing in one pot! I recommend using a Dutch Oven, specifically a Staub Round Cocotte from the adorable Relish Decor store located in the heart of Downtown Frederick, MD. My kitchen is mostly decorated in grays and blues but I could not resist this beautiful cherry red color. This is the fanciest cookware in our kitchen and cooks amazingly.
Check out the easy recipe below. Are you drooling yet? Make sure to check out my guest post about this recipe over on Relish Decor’s blog– Coming soon!
Easy Dutch Oven Jambalaya
- 1 Pound Andouille sausage Kielbasa will also do
- 1.5 Pounds Raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 Cups Brown Rice
- 1 Large Green Pepper, chopped red pepper works well too
- 3 Cups Chicken Stock
- 3 Cloves Garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Can Diced Tomatoes
- 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
- 1 Large White Onion
- 2 Tbsp Cajun Seasoning
- 1 Tsp Oregano
- 1 Tsp Thyme
- 1/2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 1/2 Tsp Paprika
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Pepper
- 2 Bay Leaves
- 2 Tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped
- 1 Tbsp Fresh Green Onions, chopped
In a dutch oven add olive oil over medium high heat. Add veggies and half of the Cajun seasoning. Sauté for about 5-7 minutes. Add sausage and sauté until browned. Finally add shrimp and cook until pink. Continue to mix the veggies and meats so the season is well distributed.
Remove veggies and meat and set aside.
Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Add tomatoes, tomato paste and rice; mix and cover. Use cook time length based on rice package instructions (for me it was 30-35 minutes)
When the rice is nearly cooked, add the spices (and remaining cajun seasoning) and be sure to stir. Cover until fully cooked.
Add in the veggies and meats in with the rice and stir.
Cover the Jambalaya and reduce to low heat. Allow dish to simmer. Top with green onions and fresh parsley. Enjoy!
*** Thank you Relish Decor for the amazing Staub Dutch Oven!