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Jambalaya (or any stew-type dish) prep for dinner party

SarahN | Dec 19, 200902:02 PM

Hey all -
I'm making a Jambalaya that I'm quite familiar with making for a dinner party with friends tomorrow. However, I need some help making some timing decisions. The recipe includes shrimp, chicken, ham and sausage, and cooks for about 1.5 hours. We are going to a theater event at 3pm-5pm and I would like to do the cooking before so I can just reheat and focus on dessert & salad in the evening.

If I cook it beforehand, let it rest, and then reheat, do I risk the shrimp drying out?
And, would it make more sense to cook & then put in the fridge, or just let stand?

Thanks for the help folks!


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