Green peppers in Cajun dishes inspired this recipe. For a healthy choice instead of andouille, substitute chicken sausage, cubed chicken or other protein.
— Sarah Larson, Carlsbad, California
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When we make jambalaya at Town Hall, we make it in very large portions. In other words, we start the pot with a 25-pound sack of onions. Just to caramelize those onions takes the better part of an hour, and by the time we have finished adding the other base ingredients like sausage, the cook charged with minding the pot has been stirring and scraping for more than an hour.
Restaurants necessarily work in these outsized portions, but the process, though not the size, is the same at home. So here is another instance in which you have a long-term relationship with your dish. Although you’re starting with just a couple of large onions and not a sack, the scraping and stirring step, as well as every other step, is just as important, because following those steps is the only way to get the flavor you want.
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