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Vegetarian Jambalaya-Is this doable?


I've been using Poche's recipe and have made 4 Jambalaya's in the last 10 days. Great stuff now that I'm getting it down.

I have a friend who is largely vegetarian. He will eat fish from time to time.

Is there a way to make a veg jambalaya?

Can you get a nice gratin with tofu? Or beans?

Are there other vegetables to add that would be good?







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SW2SCLA
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No offense or blame to you, but I don't see how that could end well. You may even end up with a tasty dish, but I don't think you'll get a good jambalaya.





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I don't think you will get the browning or flavor you are looking for but you can always sub whatever vegetarians use instead of protein. Not sure how it would taste but I'm no vegetarian. I've also seen a "black" jambalaya which they put in black eye peas when they put in the rice. Have never tried it but just a thought for you.





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maybe try to find some vegan/veggie sausage links





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emboslice
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Making anything vegetarian/vegan is doable most of the time. I personally have never made one, but am very intrigued.

There are plant-based sausages and meat (check out Beyond Meat, it's chick'n, btw). I'm not sure if you wanted to make more of a completely vegetable jamabalaya or if you wanted to include those.

Vegan Jambalaya
This recipe calls for Tempeh which is good stuff. You can get it at WF and season it to taste however you want. It's got a thick bite to it and can stand it's ground as the meat replacement.

Vegetarian Jambalaya

I may try to make one of these soon. I know they had a "World Peace" something or other a couple weekends downtown and they were serving veg jam.






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As far as color. Yes u can get a dark jambalaya.


I brown my onions for almost and hour and a half and thats where my color comes from. Flavor would be something I would worry about though







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Tigertown in ATL
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maybe try to find some vegan/veggie sausage links


that's a good idea.

I don't have any misconceptions that it would be a true jambalaya. It will be a different dish. I'm just feeling the challenge.

I may get some fish to start the process. It will flake away to nothing but could create a nice flavorful gratin.

I love saying gratin, now that I know what it is.






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Really dude?? If this hippie wants to eat jambalaya he needs to suck it up and use his teeth for what evolution designed them for. Chewing meat. While there are different ways of cooking jambalaya the ingredients don't waver much besides some people using shrimp and/or tomatoes. Tighten up.





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emboslice
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I may get some fish to start the process. It will flake away to nothing but could create a nice flavorful gratin.
I encourage you to try to find a way around this. He will definitely appreciate the effort you put in, trust me!

If it's unavoidable then go for it!

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Trout Bandit
he needs to suck it up and use his teeth for what evolution designed them for. Chewing meat.

Why does it always turn into something like this? The OP asked for a veg recipe, not a 'reason' why his guest should eat meat.

If you have nothing to add to the OP, why even comment???






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Just baste some squash and zucchini with Olive oil, butter, salt, and pepper and grill it. Cut it into chunks and add it near the end of cooking the rice.





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Trout Bandit
he needs to suck it up and use his teeth for what evolution designed them for. Chewing meat.


Thanks for the insight Trouser Trout Bandit.

He didn't ask for jambalaya. I just know how he eats and thought it would be fun to try out some different techniques.

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emboslice


Thanks, I'm going to look into that tempeh stuff too.









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All it would end up being is rice and veggies in one pot, certainly not worthy of the name or time in fact. If veggies are desired stir fry them. Call Louies and ask Frenchy for the ingredients to put into an omelet and use it.





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emboslice
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No doubt! Let us know what you end up doing. I will post a thread on it if I get to it soon enough.





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not worthy of the name


I think probably true.

[quote]not worthy of the ...time/quote]

I disagree. I will have a good time and likely will come up with something tasty.




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Really dude?? If this hippie wants to eat jambalaya he needs to suck it up and use his teeth for what evolution designed them for. Chewing meat. While there are different ways of cooking jambalaya the ingredients don't waver much besides some people using shrimp and/or tomatoes. Tighten up.


relax, Denis Leary.






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Trout Bandit
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relax, Denis Leary.


Hey, I'm an a-hole. What can I say??






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i've made a vegetable jambalaya. believe the recipe came out of john folse encyclopedia. it was ok, wont do it again..





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re: Vegetarian Jambalaya-Is this doable?


You may want to try making a red Creole Jambalaya rather than a brown Cajun Jambalaya or you could try using brown rice rather than white to help with the color. Brown rice is a pain in the azz to cook IMO.





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Tigertown in ATL
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red Creole Jambalaya


yuck






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emboslice
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Brown rice is a pain in the azz to cook IMO.
Worth the pain, if you ask me. I don't find it that much harder to prepare - unless you're talking about in a jambalaya, which is something I have never cooked.






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