Monday, February 2, 2009

Jambalaya

OK, I totally cheated. I used a box of Zatarain's Jambalaya mix. Sliced and dry-skillet-fried some (turkey) smoked sausage, spiced up with garlic powder, paprika and black pepper. Added it to the barely simmering jambalaya about halfway through the cooking time.

















And then I made burritos with some shredded cheddar and MIL's chile sauce. About 5 minutes of active time, 25 minutes of simmering. Spicy, cheesy, filling.

Oh, and this:
















This is what happens when Hubby forgets that he's "warming" a tortilla over the gas flame.

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8 comments:

MaryBeth said...

But shouldn't your tortilla be a little Cajun to go with your jambalaya? Looks good...the jambalaya that is.

Vicki said...

Hey MaryBeth - Blackened fish is good, but blackened tortilla? Not so much :)

Bob said...

Jambalaya rules. I've never used the box kind, it's good to know that it's good.

Vicki said...

Hey Bob - When you're short on time, I've found that Zatarain's is completely acceptable.

melissa said...

That's funny. I once left a plate holder, one of those little wicker ones, on a burner on my friend's stove. It looked about like that tortilla. He hung it up on the wall for months to make fun of me haha.

Cheating is good, especially for weeknights. Nice meal!

Vicki said...

Hi Melissa - I can't tell you how many things I set on fire when we switched from electric to gas. I should've framed the tortilla and given it to Hubby for Valentine's Day :)

Betts said...

Oh, I hate when I forget I'm cooking things. I'm famous for forgetting I'm steaming broccoli until all the water cooks out and the pan starts burning. Smoke broccoli isn't good.

Vicki said...

Hi Betts - That's why I like roasting better, it can handle being a little overdone :)