Jambalaya (Chicken, Shrimp & Sausage)

Some years ago when I made my first pot of jambalaya, the Beloved who was raised on Texan\Louisiana fare raised that skeptical eyebrow higher than usual letting me know he was not expecting me to pull it off. I’m still working on variations but this is my basic recipe. Just make sure you get the right sausage. My jambalaya just isn’t right without the Patak Kielbasa sold at the Dekalb International Farmer’s Market.  Don’t ever, EVER make the mistake of trying the generic farmer’s market Kielbasa. Take my word for it.

Prep time: 10 minutes | Total time: 40 minutes | Servings: 4

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Jay’s Indian Crab Curry

“It was a wet, drippy fall Saturday and a craving for crab curry had me restless. I raided my stash of “to try” recipes. I found the barely decipherable notes for my aunt’s crab curry (relayed over the phone, by my sister, a long time ago) and turned to the internetS but nothing sparked. I did what I normally do, went through my kitchen assembling ingredients based on what I wanted to taste in my curry and it just came to me. I like to think this one was mysteriously handed to me by Yemanja .”

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