Cajun Jambalaya

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Cajun Jambalaya sounds a bit complicated but takes very little effort to put it all together in about 30 minutes and the flavor is fabulous!

We prepare all of our veggies at the beginning of the week when we first purchase them, so they are vacuum-sealed in mason jars cut up already for salads or to throw together meals like this one…

How to Make Cajun Jambalaya

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Copycat Emeril’s Creole Seasoning Mix

In a bowl combine shrimp, chicken and Creole seasoning, and work in seasoning well, set it aside and let the flavors marry.

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In a large (deep) frying pan heat oil over high heat, then add onion, bell pepper, and celery, saute for three minutes.

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Once the veggies are slightly softened and the onions are translucent, add the garlic, tomatoes, bay leaves, Worcestershire and hot sauces.

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Stir in the uncooked rice and slowly add broth.

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Reduce the heat to medium, cover, and allow the mixture to cook until the rice absorbs the liquid and becomes tender, stirring occasionally. This usually takes about fifteen minutes.

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When the rice is just tender add shrimp and chicken mixture, as well as the kielbasa.

Cook until meat is done, about 10 minutes more. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and additional creole seasoning.

Cajun Jambalaya Kit

If you have a vacuum sealer, you can easily make your own jambalaya kits for the freezer. Use the rolls, rather than the precut bags, and create a length that will be sufficient to hold the seasoned chicken and shrimp mixture.

Leave one end open to create an attached bag for the prepared veggies. Seal both ends and write the directions necessary to complete the recipe on the bag.

How to Make Your Own Cajun Jambalaya Meal Kit

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Melissa Burnell, known to her friends and fans as "Liss," grew up in Southern Maine, now residing in sunny South Carolina. As a busy Wife, Mother of two sons, an avid photographer, and self-employed entrepreneur, Liss understands the value of both time and money.

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