Jambalaya

Shared by the family of Polly Martin (Class of 2014)

Jambalaya
Here’s a recipe for supper we sometimes have at home and that you can share with friends after a day of lectures and lab work (or whatever else you get up to at college). It takes about 30 minutes to cook – perhaps 40 minutes altogether including chopping and slicing.

Ingredients:
– 6 chicken thighs (boneless, skinless)
– 100 g chorizo (spicy)
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– 1 medium white onion (finely chopped)
– 1 large celery stick (sliced)
– 2 peppers (green and red is good) (sliced)
– 2 cloves of garlic (crushed)
– 4 large skinned vine tomatoes
– 1 tsp each of thyme, oregano, paprika
– small pinch each of powdered clove (or allspice) and cayenne
– 2 bay leaves
– 200 grams long-grained rice (basmati, for example)
– 400 ml chicken stock (made with one chicken stock cube)
– 100 grams frozen prawns (or mixed seafood)
– 6 spring onions, sliced
– handful of parsley, finely chopped
– salt and pepper
– lemon wedges to garnish

Method:
1. Fry the chicken thighs in half the olive oil over a medium flame. When they’re beginning to brown, add the chorizo and fry for another minute, then remove the chicken and chorizo from the pan and set aside for later.

2. Add the remaining olive oil, fry onions, celery and peppers for 4-5 minutes, lower the heat and add garlic, tomatoes and herbs and fry for another 5 minutes, stirring regularly

3. Add the rice and mix thoroughly so every grain is well coated. Then add the chicken and chorizo, and pour over the stock. Turn up the heat and bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and cover the pan and leave to simmer for about 10-12 minutes

4. Add the prawns, spring onions, and parsley and mix through. Leave to simmer for another 3 minutes, or until the liquid has all been absorbed

5. Serve with lemon wedges and a spicy chili sauce (green habanero, for example) and a green salad on the side.

Enjoy!

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