Posted by Milford Spice Company on 3/17/2015
New Orleans is a city of many cultures and cuisines. Influences of French, African, Spanish and Caribbean cooking methods and ingredients can be seen in the variety of Jambalaya across the region. It is a combination of smokey and spicy, very similar to a Spanish Paella.
This is a dish, like many early American dishes, that was created as an inexpensive way to feed a lot of people using the ingredients on hand. Each culture adding a little something, until it became what we enjoy today.
Legend has it that the origins of Jambalaya were created late one night when a weary traveler arrived at a local inn long after dinner service was over. It is also believed that the inn’s chef, Jean, was asked to “balayez” or throw something together to feed the hungry man. The results were delicious and it later evolved to be named Jambalaya.
We hope you will love this recipe. The flavors of the Jambalaya Seasoning Pack are amazing!
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