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Oven Jambalaya – Easy and Delicious! — 19 Comments

  1. I love this recipe. I use the slow cooker for it now. I’ll be happy when it is actually cool enough to cook soups/stews, etc.

      • I got it from you back in 2009. I just adapted it to the slow cooker/crockpot since I worked at the food bank at the time and it was cooler in the kitchen. I have added other items to it sometimes. I tried oysters once and it was fantastic. Also some well washed and tied up in cheese cloth (to hold shells) crab legs. I simply served them on top of the bowls with fresh, chopped parsley. I like to experiment. I did use the Andouille sausage just once. It was so good but my ulcer said nope, use milder stuff. This is one gumbo or jambalaya my husband will actually eat a full bowl of since he doesn’t like the rue.

        • Yum yum yum! I love the idea of the crab legs. Speaking of crab legs . . . I fried some soft shell crab last night, and although they look like huge, fried spiders, legs all dangly, they are absolutely so delicious. They truly area a delicacy. Have you ever had them? Life here has me by the tail; hence, no new posts lately. So much to take care of at home and at work, etc. There’s just not enough time in the day to wonder around in my boat like I love and long to do again. . . maybe soon.

          • I’ve never had the soft shell that I know of. I probably couldn’t eat them though. I can’t even eat a potato chip anymore because my dentures are messed up. They do sound delicious though.

  2. Sounds easy enough and also sounds tasty.
    I’m also interested in finding out how this is adapted to the slow cooker. The kitchen would be a lot cooler using this method.

    • I saute the pepper, celery and green onions on stove top, add the sausage for a few minutes then put it in the slow cooker with remaining ingredients except the shrimp. I do use some clam juice for some of the liquid instead of water. About 30 to 45 minutes before we are ready to eat, I add the shrimp. This is one dish I can fix while I am out all day (6 to 8 hrs)and it is good.

  3. This is a great way to make really large amounts of jambalaya. I’m living in Oregon, but when we have “new” family get-togethers (hubby’s Oregon family) I try to do something cajun for the group, such as jambalaya or my mom’s barbecued beef recipe, gumbo, fried fish. Out here they like to cook the fish in batter so when I used a cornmeal mix you can see their eyes glaze over in happiness.

    Hope all is well with you and your family

    • Yes, great idea! I love that you bring south Louisiana to Oregon for new family get togethers! Keep that south La. spirit alive! We are doing fine, Jeri! T

  4. I was getting groceries yesterday to fix the grand daughter her requested “Sweet Sixteen” birthday lunch today consisting of her favorite Taco Nachos and lo and behold but, they had 5 lb boxes of seasoned, pre-cooked, frozen crab legs on sale. I had promised my grandson who has his 21st birthday next month, that if they went on sale again before his birthday, I would buy a box just for him as a birthday present.
    He got them 3 weeks early but, he is so happy.I think he already threatened his dad with dire consequences of he got into them. 🙂 They both love crab legs.

    • What kind of crab legs? And where from? I’ve never seen such a thing, so I’m naturally curious about the details!

      • Kroger grocery store west of us carries them in their seafood dept. They are snow crab leg clusters. I’m not sure of the brand. They are pre-cooked and ready to thaw and eat. The box is white with a big photo of them on the front.

  5. I believe this is the recipe you’ve given me before. In typical fashion, I didn’t have some of the ingredients on hand so I doctored your version. I used 5 1/2 cups of water, 4 beef bouillon cubes and a packet of dry French Onion soup mix. I think it turned out just fine. In fact, I bought all of the ingredients yesterday to make this for dinner tomorrow night. Well, except the soups, I never can remember to buy those. Lol

    • I think your substitutes work perfectly well! This was one I never published but shared with a few friends via email. I hope everybody loves it!

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