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.
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.
Check out my recipe over at Food Fanatic for Andouille and Shrimp Jambalaya: Bring New Orleans Home!
Disclosure: I have a working relationship with Food Fanatic and was paid to contribute the recipe. As always all opinions are my own!