My mawmaw once told me , "You ain't a real cajun if you got to know what's in it!" as Islowly stirred a bowl placed before me. Well, my mawmaw would understand that most of my friends aren't real cajuns here in the burbs! So...what is Jambalaya?
Jambalaya (jum-buh-lie-yuh) is a rice dish containing a wide variety of meats and vegetables made in a black cast iron pot. A New Orleans Creole-style "red" jambalaya uses tomatoes and tomato sauce, as opposed to one made with only stock, a more Cajun-style "brown" jambalaya. The most popular one cooked today and the one that we prepare is chicken and sausage Cajun Jambalaya made with flavorful seasonings and that special touch of that big, black pot!