I'm going to be cooking this for Craig in a few days time - not cooked it in aaages, but it is one of my favourites. It is not cooked in the traditional jamablaya style, as I cook the rice seperately, but that's because I prefer my jambalaya to be less 'liquidy'
OK, you need:
•(I use chicken breast, but any de-boned chicken pieces are fine)
•chilli/chilli flakes/chilli powder (whichever you have to hand)
• Smoked paprika
• fajita mix
•chopped tomatoes or pasata
1) Get your rice on the go (as I say, you can add the rice in afterwards, with the water, and cook it all in the jambalaya pan - I do not like it like this as I think it spoils the pockets of flavour and makes everything taste the same. My way is better...)
2) heat your oil and chuck in your sliced or chopped chorizo - get all of those lovely flavours going and release the oil.
3)After oils have been released remove chorizo and put aside on a plate (do not use kitchen towel or it will soak up all of those lovely flavours.)
4)Add onion to that same pan, and fry in the chorizo oil until slightly softened.
5)Add cubed chicken and half a packet of fajita seasoning, plus chilli and crushed/finely chopped garlic. Fry until chicken is browned and cooked through.
6)Add cooked sausage (see note) heat through thoroughly.
7)Add peppers, and season with salt and pepper
Add rice, plus half a can of chopped tomatoes or a third of a small carton of pasata. Season to taste.
*note on cooked sausage. You can use any pre-cooked sausage (from your breakfast the day before, etc), but Mattessons have bought out a 'Hot and Spicy smoked sausage' which works wonderfully. It is ready to eat straight out of the packet, cold if you so wished, but it is tasty and you can store it in the cupboard as an added bonus. If you are not a veggie they make a great store cupboard ingredient as they are so tasty, or you could just bung it in a piece of french roll for immediate giant hot-dog when you are back from the pub
Sold in a looped sausage of over a for for about £1 - proabably found near the frankfurters in the supermarket, though in Asda they have them on a shelf (as I say, no refrigerator needed) they have non-spicy versions too, and one with garlic, I think.