Jambalaya Recipe


Jambalaya is a Louisiana dish from New Orleans. Initially, it appeared as an attempt by the Spaniards to cook their favorite paella in the absence of saffron. Tomatoes were used as a substitute. Over time, the Spanish influence in the region was replaced by French, which was reflected in the cuisine-new spices appeared. So, gradually, jambalaya absorbed more and more cultures. It flourished in the 1920s and 1930s, because it was cheap and flexible enough to the ingredients used. Even now, there are two main types of jambalaya in Louisiana – Creole and Cajun. We’ll make Creole.