Sunday, 18 September 2011

Chicken and chorizo jambalaya and cajun seasoning

I had the sudden urge to cook something different tonight, but it was too late to amend my online grocery order which was due to arrive this afternoon, so I had to work with what I had already ordered. After a quick search on BBC Good Food, I decided to make this Chicken & Chorizo Jambalaya. The only things I didn't have were the chorizo and the Cajun seasoning. I sent my boyfriend out to get the chorizo (he ended up getting one from Asda from their Extra-Special range, and I can recommend it - it was delicious!).

Although I didn't have ready-made Cajun seasoning, I do have a lot of spices in my store cupboard, so I googled it and found this recipe. I pretty much followed the recipe, except I didn't have any onion powder/granules, so simply left that out, and I used less salt.

It worked well in the jambalaya recipe, giving it a warm heat without being too spicy. Perfect for a chilly Autumnal evening!

(NB: I used more chorizo sausage than the recipe said because chorizo sausage rarely comes in packs of 75g and I wasn't going to waste it. And, I love chorizo. Nom nom nom. I also used about 500ml chicken stock.)

All in all, a fairly simple, hearty, warming dish. And one that could be easily doubled or tripled if you are entertaining friends. I will definitely make this again!