I firmly believe that gumbo should be all about the mahogany-colored roux, the herbs , trinity, and proteins, but NO TOMATOES. Jambalaya is tomato based. Period. Lots of gumbo recipes call for tomato products. How do you lean in this debate?
While this is not a traditional jambalaya recipe, it captures the ingredients and flavors —bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, sausage, shrimp, rice, and Creole seasoning. It’s just a chunkier, fresher, and easier take on on the classic.
Summer is in full swing, which (hopefully) means trips to the park or the beach. If you’re taking a picnic along, you should know a few food safety rules so you can pack, transport, and eat your meal without the threat of food poisoning. Liz Weinandy