Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Spicy Crock Pot Jambalaya + Weekend Preview

Here's one of my favorite Cajun recipes that is so easy to make and is out of this world. Perfect for tailgating and for when you don't want to heat up the kitchen.  I just love using my Crock Pot, as it does all of the work for me and gives me more time to have fun and enjoy the game. The scrumptious flavors in this fabulous jambalaya will delight your guests and trust me, you will be asked for the recipe. Cest bon, cher! Enjoy!

Spicy Crock Pot Jambalaya

1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 cup cooked ham or chicken, cubed
1 lb. Andouille sausage, sliced thin
1 onion, chopped
1 cup bell peppers, any color, coarsely chopped
2 stalks celery, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1  (14 1/2 oz.) can diced tomatoes, drained
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 bunch green onions, sliced thin
1 or 2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped, (optional)
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
Few shakes Tabasco
1 tbs. or more Cajun seasoning
Salt to taste
1 tsp. dried thyme
2 bay leaves
2 cups chicken stock
2 cups raw rice

First chop the veggies, slice the sausage,  and chop the ham or chicken.

Combine ham, sausage, trinity, rice, garlic, chicken stock, tomatoes, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, jalapenos, and seasonings,  in 5 quart slow cooker. Mix well, cover,  and cook on low for 5 hours.

Stir well and add shrimp, parsley, half of green onions, and Tabasco, and cook on high for 30 to 40 more minutes. Discard bay leaves and garnish with remaining green onions before serving.

Serve with a big tossed salad and my Cajun-Style French Bread.

Click here for the recipe. Bon appetit!

Weekend Preview

With gorgeous weather predicted for the weekend in Cajun country, it's guaranteed to be fun,  with beaucoup outdoor activities going on. This week's Downtown Alive will feature T.K. Hulin and Smoke, a popular Swamp Pop and rock n' roll band that has been a fave in Acadiana since the 60's, and is still going strong. Here's a little clip that I took of them playing at Ryhthms on the River, in River Ranch. That is my friend Sally, the blonde, dancing in the light pink shirt and white slacks. Geaux Sally, this one's for you, cher!

Hope that ya'll are having a wonderful week! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!


Anonymous said...

I find all crockpots d;eliver yummy comforting food:)This is great example of that:)

Joanne said...

Hey Marguerite, it's good to be back here at Cajun Delights :)

Hope you had a great summer, with lots of good food and definitely music ...

I'm making my way around the blogs again, hope all is well with you.

Drick said...

oh boy, I am all for easy, esp after the way this week has started off,,, haven't had time to do a thing but I saw this & had to comment - crockpot is good I tell ya and if you say one can make a pot of jambalaya that way, I am next in line... hey, love that bread, made some weeks ago while Lee was visiting and forgot to tell ya, it is a sin....

Big Dude said...

The jambalaya looks very good but the Cajun bread looks awesome

Cloudia said...


Aloha from Waikiki;

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Linda Starr said...

looks delicious and crock pot caught my eye, but what is trinity?

Kat said...

I love using my crock pot too! I have 3 of them and they come in handy for big meals like Thanksgiving. I am for sure going to give this one a try. I have all our children coming this weekend to surprise my husband for his 60th birthday. It has been a lot of years since all 5 children (and spouses and grands) have been here at the same time. I can't begin to tell you how excited I am!!!! You have a great weekend too!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Yummie, yimmie, yummie
I want that food in my tummy!

And fancy footwork, Sally.
I'm quite envious that I can't do it . . . . . YET LOL.

hidden art of homemaking said...

This looks so yummy.
and I love to hear the music and see all the good times rolling...I so enjoy your blog.. :-)

Marguerite said...

Dzoli- Thanks, they certainly do, and they come in handy, too, especially when you're feeding a crowd. Thanks for stopping by!

Joanne- Welcome back, cher! It's so good to hear from you! Thanks, I had a wonderful summer and it's not quite over yet! :) Hope that you did, too!

Drick- Thanks so much for your sweet comment, cher! Hope you give it a try. And merci for trying the bread! So glad you enjoyed it!

Dude- Thanks, they are both fab and I hope you try them! The bread is sinfully delicious and is a meal in itself. Thanks for stopping by!

Cloudia- Merci, cher! Always a pleasure to make you hungry! Thanks for coming by!

Linda- Thanks, it's so easy in the Crock Pot, and I hope you try it! In Cajun cooking, the "holy trinity" is another name for onions, bell peppers, and celery. :)

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

That looks so good, I swear, my mouth is watering. I can almost smell it.

T. said...

As always, it's a pleasure to stop in here. Thought of you tonight while eating my son's gumbo!

nanny said...

I love crockpot em!
I've been looking for a good Jambalaya I have it!
Easy too! Thank you so much!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

I visit and leave HUNGRY! Spicy! LOVE spicy!! is done in the CROCK POT!

Martha said...

I definitely have to try this one!

Honey at 2805 said...

What a great receipe and good crock pot cooking always catches my eye!

Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. You are an asset and I hope you will make this a weekly stop. I appreciate you!

Angie's Recipes said...

Love crock pot recipes...and the savoury rice looks so comforting and delectable.

Unknown said...

Can't believe I've never tried jambalaya! This looks delicious :)

Mamie said...

This looks delish! All of your recipes look wonderful.

Jessica | Cajunlicious said...

Love your crockpot Jambalaya recipe, it looks absolutely delicious!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the yummy recipe and as always the awesome awesome music!
Take care,

Marguerite said...

Kat- Thanks, so glad you like it and want to try it! Sounds like a great time and I hope he had a wonderful birthday. Can't wait to see the pics!

Eddie- Merci beaucoup, cher, just get busy in the kitchen! LOL Yeah, Sally can boogie with the best of em', but she's been dancing for about 40 years! LOL

Mona- Thanks so much for your sweet comment! So glad you enjoy it! I love your blog, too!

Susan- Thanks for the nice compliment! It is fab and I hope that you give it a try! Thanks for stopping by!

T. Clear- So good to hear from you, cher! Thanks, you have a very nice son that will cook a gumbo for you. :) Thanks for coming by!

Nanny- Thanks, it is so good and easy and I'm so so glad you want to try it! You're welcome!


hey louisianalady! just droppin' by for some of this wonderful crock pot jambalaya and a big ole bowl full of that magical cajun music! hope your summer was fun-filled - and geaux sally geaux!!! ;)

Miz Helen said...

I sure am glad that you brought this wonderful Crock Pot Jambalaya, it is the perfect dish for this weeks feast. With a little of that good music, a good salad and your bread, it won't get any better than this. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Martha said...

Thanks for linking this one up to tailgating time this week - you rock! :-)

Midlife Roadtripper said...

Okay, this one's going in my recipe list.

Lots of parties down there. Tailgates, too.

Miz Helen said...

Your recipe and your music are featured on Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and enjoy your Red Plate!
Miz Helen

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Sherry said...

Comfort it! Following you from the hop!

Michelle said...

Thanks for linking with See Ya In The Gumbo. This post reminds me that I don't use my crockpot nearly enough!

Jessica | Cajunlicious said...

So glad Drick posted this in the game day line up, it's absolutely delicious!

hidden art of homemaking said...

I am back again...copying your wonderful recipe and this might just show up on our Christmas Eve table..thanks for all you do with your blog...

Anonymous said...

I've never made homemade jambalaya, but I've been wanting to since it turned cold where we live. I've made the prepackaged stuff and my family loves it, but I know this will be unbelievable! Thank you for the recipe; anything I can make in my slow cooker sounds good to me!

Unknown said...

Easy to make and Yuuummmmy.