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Stovetop Andouille and Shrimp Jambalaya

 Stovetop Andouille and Shrimp Jambalaya from KatiesCucina.com

Do you love Jambalaya? I never did until I made a visit to New Orleans. After that it was love at first sight… I can’t get enough of this starchy-meaty goodness. Yes, those are legit descriptive words in my book. I first visited New Orleans 3 years ago on a business trip. Going to New Orleans changed my taste buds forever. I was never a real fan nor could appreciate creole cooking. I went on a culinary pilgrimage of sorts (of course when I wasn’t working). Soon after returning from NOLA I made a slow cooker version of Jambalaya. It’s a  great recipe, but sometimes I don’t plan ahead for the week and just crave Jambalaya… that’s how this stove top version of Stovetop Andouille and Shrimp Jambalaya was born. 

Stovetop Andouille and Shrimp Jambalaya from KatiesCucina.com

This hearty meal is perfect for cold months or even when its warm out and you are just looking for a stick-to-your ribs hearty and comforting meal. Now, by no means do I call this authentic, but I find it very similar to those hearty bowls of jambalaya I consumed while visiting New Orleans. My husband on the other hand (whom has never visited NOLA) thinks this is the bees-knees and super authentic. I’ll let him continue to believe that until he too can finally make the culinary pilgrimage and change his taste buds forever.

 Stovetop Andouille and Shrimp Jambalaya from KatiesCucina.com

Check out my recipe over at Food Fanatic for Andouille and Shrimp Jambalaya: Bring New Orleans Home!

Stovetop Andouille and Shrimp Jambalaya from KatiesCucina.com

Disclosure: I have a working relationship with Food Fanatic and was paid to contribute the recipe. As always all opinions are my own! 

   

10 Responses to “Stovetop Andouille and Shrimp Jambalaya”

  1. Andi Houston posted on May 15, 2013 at 11:02 am (#)

    Jambalaya is one of our favorite meals, especially good for weeknight dinners because it’s easy and relatively quick. I usually make it with andouille and alligator. Yours looks delicious!

    We go to New Orleans at least once a year and always visit Dorignac’s market in Metairie to stock up on tasso, andouille, frozen crawfish, and spices.

    • Katie replied on May 17th, 2013 at 6:52 am

      Thanks Andi! I agree this is a great weeknight meal! Thanks for visiting!

  2. ashley - baker by nature posted on May 15, 2013 at 10:06 pm (#)

    Holy Smokes… this looks so friggin’ amazing I can hardly keep typing.

    • Katie replied on May 17th, 2013 at 7:16 am

      Awe thanks Ashley!

  3. Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) posted on May 16, 2013 at 10:32 am (#)

    After a really tragic incident with eating too much jambalya and then having my first makeout session as a teenager and VOMITING in front of my first boyfriend… I’ve been hesitant, to say the least, about the dish. But this does look awfully tasty!

    • Katie replied on May 17th, 2013 at 7:17 am

      OMG Ashley… that is hilarious and maybe sad at the same time. Now that your older (and wiser) I think you should give it a try! lol.

  4. addie | culicurious posted on May 16, 2013 at 11:24 am (#)

    I love this, Katie! And I’m glad you like New Orleans so much. We think it’s super special too!! :)

    • Katie replied on May 17th, 2013 at 7:17 am

      Awe thanks Addie! This means a lot that you “approve”! ;)

  5. Nutmeg Nanny posted on May 20, 2013 at 10:00 pm (#)

    Oh my! This looks scrumptious :) My husband would love this!

    • Katie replied on May 21st, 2013 at 10:28 am

      Make it!!! And then freeze whatever you have leftover!

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