Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Jambalaya for the Potluck

Jambalaya for the Potluck

Somehow I got to put up a recipe for a meat dish…..well, there is one problem with that. I don’t usually use a recipe. So I had to go searching for a recipe I like and would use. I got this one for Jambalaya from a collection of recipes from 1953. (keeping it vintage…lol)
I thought this would be a good one as you could make it to serve more than 4 people if you wish. Plus you can also season it more to your liking.

Here you go;

1 ½ cups diced cooked chicken
1 cup cooked rice
1 ½ cups cooked tomatoes
1 large onion chopped
1/2 green pepper chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
Buttered crumbs

Combine chicken, rice and tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes.
Add onion, green pepper, celery, and seasonings.
Turn into baking dish and cover with buttered crumbs.
Bake at 350 for 1 hour.
Serve very hot.
Serves 4

This is something that could also be made ahead of time and then just heated up.
Personally, I would throw in some hot peppers, garlic and Cajun seasoning. I am also thinking that some sausage and/or shrimp in there would be good….. 
I have never had Jambalaya with buttered crumbs, so I am very curious as to what they add - flavor wise. I plan to make it this week, so I will let you know.

3 courses down 2 to go…..



Peppercorns said...

This sounds wonderful! I was wondering about the buttered crumbs too, so let me know. This is a great recipe because you can add, delete, and make it different each time you fix it. I'm going to try it too. Easy and flexible. Perfect.

Runs With Scissors said...

Okay, I'll bite, what exactly are buttered crumbs? Crumbs of what? And how do you butter a crumb? LOLOL!

VintageEmbellishment said...

Yep, I am thinking cheese puffs, pasta salad and jambalaya....can't wait for the next 2 courses!

A Collective Journal said...

LOL....I am assuming buttered crumbs are bread crumbs with butter. You have to remember this recipe is from they didn't have breads crumbs packaged the way we do....
I guess you can either melt the butter and mix it with the crumbs or sprinkle the bread crumbs and spread some butter on top.

Doodle said...

If I have to think too much, I either drop that ingredient or sub it. I think cracker crumbs would work just fine for me!!! (you know, the ones that have that butter taste) Just saying. hahaha

I can't wait to try this one too.