Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Black Eyed Pea Jambalaya

This recipe needs to be memorialized here.  It is AWESOME!!!  It was worth changing the menu, shopping after work, and waiting 2 hours for dinner to be served.  So worth it!!!  I only wish we had smell-o-vision.  At any rate, I bring you the Black Eyed Pea Jambalaya:

Here's the recipe:  there are obvious omissions/corrections needed.  I'll be working on that.  I'm not at all sure where this recipe came from.  If you know, please share.  If you have corrections (like where you add the smoked sausage, etc.) please share that as well.

Black Eyed Pea Jambalaya


* 4 ounces tasso sausage, diced into small pieces

* 1/4 pound chorizo sausage, sliced in half lengthwise and cut into1/4-inch pieces

* 1/4 pound smoked sausage, sliced in half lengthwise and cut into 1/4-inch pieces

* 1 cup chopped yellow onion (1 medium onion)

* 1/2 teaspoon salt

* 1/4 teaspoon cayenne

* 4 cloves garlic

* 4 bay leaves

* 5 sprigs fresh thyme

* 3 teaspoons finely chopped parsley

* 12 cups chicken stock

* 1 pound black-eyed peas

* 1 tablespoon minced garlic

* 1/2 pound medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped

* Essence to season

* 1/2 pound long grain rice

* 1/4 cup chopped green onions


In a large pot over medium heat, add the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the tasso, chorizo and sausage, render for 5 minutes. Stir in the onions, salt, cayenne, garlic, bay leaves, thyme and parsley. Saute for 5 minutes, or until the onions are wilted. Stir in the chicken stock, peas and garlic. Bring the liquid up to a simmer and cook for 1 hour. Sprinkle the shrimp with Essence to season. Add the shrimp and rice to the mixture. Cook for an additional 30 minutes or until the peas and rice are tender. Stir in the green onions. Serve warm.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

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