I usually begin cooking before Russell gets home from work. When he walks in the door he will always ask me what’s for dinner (he’s normally one hungry husband!). One night when he asked me what we were having I misspoke and said Jambalaya instead of Red Beans and Rice. When I corrected myself his excitement was crushed. Not that Russell doesn’t like red beans and rice, but he was truly excited about having jambalaya. After Russell became so excited about the possibility of having jambalaya for dinner I knew I had to make it for him.
I decided to only use smoked sausage since this was the first time I made jambalaya from scratch; but next time I am going to try including shrimp as well. This turned out wonderful and I will definitely be making it again. The recipe calls for a stovetop and oven safe pot, such as a dutch oven. No worries, if you do not have a pot that can go from the stovetop to the oven you can prepare everything in a skillet and then transfer it to a covered baking dish. It will still turn out wonderfully delicious! :)