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Sep 03 2009

Crab Jambalaya with Catfish

Published by at 8:12 pm under Cooking at Home

I have to say – I am pretty damn lucky to be married to a chef. I was stuck in a meeting all day and came home late, but Daniel had prepared dinner for us – a delicious pot of Jambalaya. I normally help with all of the cooking, but this time, I didn’t do anything, so it was pretty nice to come home to a hot meal. Cajun food is probably one of my favorites because of the combination of spices and the level of heat it has – and so of course, Jambalaya is on top of the list for favorite Cajun food. Daniel used seafood that we had on hand, thus there is no shrimp in our recipe. I can’t stress enough to use what you have in the fridge and just play around with the recipe and make it your own style. Here is Daniel’s version:

What's great about this recipe is that it's a one-pot wonder! Start by cooking a chopped-up sausage, onion, celery, and bell pepper. Add garlic and 1 tsp of Old Bay Seasoning.

What's great about this recipe is that it's a one-pot wonder! Start by cooking a chopped-up sausage, onion, celery, and bell pepper. Add garlic, 1 tsp of Old Bay Seasoning, and 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper.

Next, add 1 1/4 cups of jasmine rice to the pot and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Then add 1 diced tomato, 3 1/4 cups chicken stock, and a sprig of thyme to the pot. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer. Cover pot and cook for 10 minutes.

Next, add 1 1/4 cups of jasmine rice to the pot and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Then add 1 diced tomato, 3 1/4 cups chicken stock, and a sprig of thyme to the pot. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer. Cover pot and cook for 10 minutes.

Finally, add the Old Bay-seasoned catfish and lump crab meat. Cook for another 5 minutes until catfish and rice are completely cooked. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Finally, add the Old Bay-seasoned catfish and lump crab meat. Cook for another 5 minutes until catfish and rice are completely cooked. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

With a mixture of crab meat, catfish, sausage, vegetables, and Cajun spices, what more can you ask for?

With a mixture of crab meat, catfish, sausage, vegetables, and Cajun spices, what more can you ask for? Okay, maybe a Southern Comfort cocktail or something?

To view or print-out this recipe, click here: Crab Jambalaya with Catfish

10 responses so far

10 Responses to “Crab Jambalaya with Catfish”

  1. Tiffanyon 03 Sep 2009 at 8:55 pm

    I said it on FoodBuzz. I’ll say it here. I WISH I HAD THE INGREDIENTS FOR THIS RIGHT NOW! Waaaah!!
    -BakerTiffany

  2. anncooon 04 Sep 2009 at 12:26 am

    These are simply scrumptious!

  3. Altaon 04 Sep 2009 at 5:05 am

    I LOVE Cajun-style cooking, and this recipe is no exception. Sounds delicious!

  4. Chris and Amyon 04 Sep 2009 at 6:35 am

    OMG that looks HEAVENLY!!! I used to live in New Orleans, so you really got my attention with this one! And I totally agree with the whole “use what’s on hand” and “make it your own” concepts.
    Amy from A Couple in the Kitchen

  5. The Duo Disheson 04 Sep 2009 at 12:18 pm

    So lucky you are. Looks so good.

  6. Natasha - 5 Star Foodieon 04 Sep 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Oh, wow, this is a really unique jambalaya with crab & catfish, sounds wonderful! I can’t wait to try this!

  7. Lanon 04 Sep 2009 at 4:29 pm

    you need to clone him…or maybe a little daniel. Little Daniel and big daniel cooking for you? but don’t forget to invite Lan okay?

  8. thefoodaddictson 05 Sep 2009 at 11:04 am

    Lan, if I could clone him, I would! Hahaha.

  9. Corinna G.on 08 Sep 2009 at 11:55 am

    I’m not big on the seafood however love shellfish. The recipe is delicous with shrimp in place of catfish. Thanks.

  10. Gail Dixonon 08 Sep 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Boy this is so appealing to the eyes. I cook Creole/Cajun and I use a recipe, but I think I’m turning onto something new. and this is something I am going to try and cook.

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