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BugAC
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Vegetarian Jambalaya-Is this doable?


Only if you hate America.






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BugAC
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Can you get a nice gratin with tofu?




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Or beans?




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Are there other vegetables to add that would be good?


It's not jambalaya then. I don't care what anyone says, tofu does not taste like meat. It tastes like eating styrofoam. I'd just give him some carrots and tell him to munch onthat, if he doesn't want jambalaya. Necessities to jambalaya. Rice, Sausage, Meat (Chicken, Pork, Seafood)

ETA: Just read through the whole thread. I guess i am an a-hole now on that other guys level. I still stand by the fact that without the 3, it's not a jambalaya, in the traditional sense. You can not capture the flavor, color, or consistency of jambalaya, without meat, IMO. Carnivores unite!



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doubletap
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Agreed





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Tigertown in ATL
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Just read through the whole thread. I guess i am an a-hole now on that other guys level.








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Trout Bandit
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How are we a-holes?? He asked this question...

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Is there a way to make a veg jambalaya?








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More beer please
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Vegetarian Jambalaya-Is this doable?


No, why would you even want to?






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doubletap
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re: Vegetarian Jambalaya-Is this doable?


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It's not jambalaya then


Bug is right. Wouldn't jambalaya without meat be paella






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emboslice
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Just read through the whole thread. I guess i am an a-hole
Something we can all unite and agree on






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emboslice
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OP what about adding mushrooms for some consistency?





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pochejp
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I've been using Poche's recipe and have made 4 Jambalaya's in the last 10 days.


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Is there a way to make a veg jambalaya?


I'm sure there is but I can't give any advise because i've never done it.

Will he eat shrimp? If so there is your answer. Good luck.






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Tigertown in ATL
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mushrooms


I was just thinking about that. I think I will do that.

I will name this dish jambafauxlaya






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Zappas Stache
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Veggie Jambalaya

3 tablespoons oil (sunflower, safflower, canola, etc.)
2 cups vegan andouille-style sausage, sliced (about 2 links) See recipe below
2 cups onions, chopped (about 1 large)
1 cup celery, chopped (about 2-3 ribs)
1 cup green pepper, chopped (about 1 medium)
1.5 tablespoons garlic, minced (about 3 cloves)
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon oregano
a generous sprinkling of freshly ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 cup canned tomatoes, diced (drain and reserve juice)
2 cups + 2 tablespoons vegetable broth
1/2 cup tomato juice
2 cups long grain white rice
1/2 14-oz block extra-firm tofu, frozen then defrosted, diced to 1/2-inch cubes

In a 4-5 quart heavy bottomed pot, heat 1.5 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Add the sausage slices to brown. When browned, remove sausage and set aside.

Add the remaining 1.5 tablespoons oil to the pot. Add the onions, celery, green pepper, and garlic and saute over medium-high heat until tender, about 12-15 minutes. You can saute them longer – even brown them a little – if you want. Add the paprika, salt, thyme, oregano, black pepper, and bay leaf and saute for an additional minute.

Add the tomatoes, vegetable broth, and tomato juice, and bring to a boil. (You can preheat the broth/juice on the stove while the veggies are sauteing to speed things up.) Before it boils, taste it to make sure the broth is nice and flavorful and add additional seasoning if necessary. Add rice and tofu and gently stir to mix. Cover, turn heat to low, and cook for 20 minutes. About halfway through, remove cover and quickly turn over the rice from top to bottom, immediately replacing the cover when done.


Veggie Andouille sausage.....This is pretty good mixed into dishes. By itself its just ok.

Yield: 4 sausages (recipe can easily be doubled)

Smoked paprika can sometimes be hard to find, so feel free to substitute regular paprika and add a dash of cayenne to give it an extra kick. Liquid smoke can usually be found in the same aisle as barbecue sauce.

1 1/4 cup vital wheat gluten
1/4 cup chickpea flour
1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
a generous sprinkling of freshly ground black pepper (about 1/8 teaspoon)
1/4 cup chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, drained (i.e., peppers only, not the sauce), coursely chopped
4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1 cup vegetable broth
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon liquid smoke

Combine the dry ingredients (namely, the vital wheat gluten, chickpea flour, nutritional yeast flakes, smoked paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper) in a medium bowl and stir to mix.

Place the chipotle peppers, garlic, and 1/4 cup broth in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients (the remaining 3/4 cup broth, maple syrup, olive oil, soy sauce, tomato paste, and liquid smoke) and blend until smooth.

Add the contents of the blender into the dry ingredients and mix with a fork until wet and dry are incorporated.

Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a roll about 5 inches long – they don’t have to be too perfect – and wrap up in a piece of foil like a Tootsie Roll, twisting the ends.

Place in a steamer basket, cover and steam for 40 minutes.






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Tigertown in ATL
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re: Vegetarian Jambalaya-Is this doable?


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Will he eat shrimp?


Don't think so. He's Jewish.

About your recipe. I made one for the UGA/LSU tailgate, one for home, one for football this past Saturday and one for an NFL get together yesterday.

I wanted to get it down so I could make it without being a slave to the instructions.

It is really great!






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Tigertown in ATL
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Zappas Stache


Thank you. I appreciate that much effort.






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Sherman Klump
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Where do you all find pork temple meat in baton rouge to replicate poche's recipe?





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Tigertown in ATL
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re: Vegetarian Jambalaya-Is this doable?


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Where do you all find pork temple meat in baton rouge to replicate poche's recipe?


I am in Savannah. Whole Foods will order it for you.

But I used a picnic shoulder and it turned out great.






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doubletap
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Where do you all find pork temple meat in baton rouge to replicate poche's recipe?

In BR, you can try Alexanders Market. If they don't have it, then Murrys in St. Amant, Leblanc's, Lamendola's, Ralph's in Gonzales/P'ville or Harvest in Dutchtown. Prolly have to ask for it though.






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emboslice
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Made some tonight using tofurky, tempeh and mushrooms.
The usual suspects: celery, onion, garlic, pepper (red + green), shallots, tomatoes.







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Dale Doubak
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I had one the other day....worst thing ever





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Trout Bandit
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Dude stop with your bull shite jambalaya threads.





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