Crawfish Jambalaya

  • 1 big link, andouille sausage
  • 1 large red pepper, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped parsley
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups rice
  • 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 fresh tomato, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds crawfish (we bought them cooked and seasoned, and then peeled them)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


1. Sauté the sausage in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until lightly browned. Remove and set aside. Add the red pepper to the Dutch oven; sauté 2 minutes. Add the celery, scallions, parsley, garlic, and thyme, stirring well. Cook another 3 minutes then add the rice and stir well.

2. Reduce heat to low and cook 5 minutes. Stir in the sausage, tomatoes, broth, bay leaves, salt, black pepper, and cayenne. Cover and cook 15 to 20 minutes or until the rice is done. Stir in the crawfish and lemon juice and cook until the crawfish are just done. Serve warm.


One response to “Crawfish Jambalaya

  1. Laissez les bons temps rouler.

    Chere, there isn’t anything much better than a good Jambalaya. So glad you liked the mud bugs. But, I don’t think we will get you to like the raw oysters, will we.

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