Jambalaya - Gonzales Style with pics.
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Posted by bossflossjr on 1/6 at 9:29 am to AlxTgr
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Never made this. Want to tonight. Is it wrong to use bell pepper and celery or do you just prefer not to use them?


Nothing wrong with using them if you like the outcome. Too much bell pepper will show more than the celery. That being said, I use both. Good luck.



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Posted by AlxTgr on 1/6 at 9:36 am to bossflossjr
My 6 year old likes rice dishes, but balks at "Green stuff". May skip the bell in this first batch.


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Posted by pochejp on 1/6 at 10:59 am to AlxTgr
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My 6 year old likes rice dishes, but balks at "Green stuff". May skip the bell in this first batch.


Skip the bell. It makes no difference in taste. It would be cooked down anyways and he wouldn't see it if you were to use it. But skip the green onions cause he will see those.



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Posted by heypaul on 1/6 at 11:10 am to pochejp
Hey poche
I've done this jamabalaya 3 Christmas' in a row and its a big hit
My #12 is completely empty everytime!

The only thing I tweak, is that a use 1.5/lb of pork temple and a 1.5/lb of homemade smoked tasso!



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Posted by pochejp on 1/6 at 12:27 pm to heypaul
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Hey poche
I've done this jamabalaya 3 Christmas' in a row and its a big hit
My #12 is completely empty everytime!

The only thing I tweak, is that a use 1.5/lb of pork temple and a 1.5/lb of homemade smoked tasso!



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Posted by AlxTgr on 1/6 at 4:38 pm to pochejp
OK, pretty sure mine is ruined on step one. Bought boneless Butt. It HAS to be water infused or something. SO much water coming out. Just had to drain. No gratin, and the meat feels like rubber.


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Posted by pochejp on 1/6 at 5:56 pm to AlxTgr
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OK, pretty sure mine is ruined on step one. Bought boneless Butt. It HAS to be water infused or something. SO much water coming out. Just had to drain. No gratin, and the meat feels like rubber.


Not unusual for butt meat to release a lot of water. Just keep frying. It will steam out. Cook till the meat is sticking, stir, repeat till dark brown. The meat is kind of tough at this point but will tenderize as it boils in the water/rice mixture and in the rice cooking/steaming process.



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Posted by AlxTgr on 1/6 at 6:00 pm to pochejp
I already pushed forward. I'm at the let it sit stage right now. About to eat. Will report back in 30.


BTW, I had an 8 pot. That was way too small. Had to transfer to a large calfalon. Not sure what I used too much of, but that does not look like 3.5 lbs of meat in your set up.



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Posted by AlxTgr on 1/6 at 6:47 pm to AlxTgr
OK. It was not a total failure. The 6 year old ate it. That's huge.

Brought some to my mother and aunt. They loved it. Will try harder to find temple meat next time.

After leaving and coming back, the house smells awesome. I could not smell it before with me being here the whole time and drinking beer.



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Posted by Kajungee on 1/6 at 7:00 pm to AlxTgr
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SO much water coming out. Just had to drain.


Don't throw that water away. When cooking large pots I will sometimes skim that water out and add to my stock for later.. just kinda speed up the process. Either that or let it cook out, kinda high heat helps..

Chicken is usually worse than the pork when it comes to this..



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Posted by Kajungee on 1/6 at 7:03 pm to pochejp
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pochejp


Nevermind ... what he said



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Posted by AlxTgr on 1/6 at 7:10 pm to Kajungee
Should have kept it. Live and learn


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Posted by timbo on 1/30 at 12:40 pm to pochejp
I made a pot of jambalaya Sunday following your recipe. Turned out great! One change I will make next time -- I threw in a package of tasso I had, along with the pork and sausage. The tasso was a little too salty and seasoned. Thanks for posting this.


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Posted by SUB on 1/30 at 1:25 pm to AlxTgr
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OK, pretty sure mine is ruined on step one. Bought boneless Butt. It HAS to be water infused or something. SO much water coming out. Just had to drain. No gratin, and the meat feels like rubber.


The pork almost always releases a lot of water when cooking it, at least for me. Like others said, you just have to keep cooking it till the water cooks out (it takes a long time). It will start sticking after the water has evaporated. Are you using a cast iron?



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Posted by fishpinger on 1/30 at 4:46 pm to SUB
This is great recipe and its money with pork, but I love substituting chicken thighs in lieu of good pork butt.

I'm curious anybody ever experiment with seafood at all vice meat?



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Posted by SUB on 1/30 at 5:12 pm to fishpinger
Seafood doesn't cook the same so I'm not sure if it would turn out good. If I did do shrimp, I'd maybe blacken it like the pork, but then remove it until the rice is fully cooked, then mix it back in with everything else so it doesn't overcook, but still has a good flavor.


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Posted by fishpinger on 1/30 at 6:37 pm to SUB
That's what I thought, thanks for the info.


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Posted by GRIZZ on 1/30 at 8:15 pm to pochejp
Looks awesome.


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Posted by Impotent Waffle on 5/28 at 10:43 am to GRIZZ
Thanks so much for this, smoked some deer sausage over the weekend and made Jambalaya for the first time ever and it was great!


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Posted by Mo Jeaux on 5/28 at 10:47 am to Impotent Waffle
Not to get too OT on the Food Board, but I :fap: a little every time I see this thread.


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