This recipe is definitely not Cajun and it's definitely not jambalaya, but I guess it wasn't bad. It was missing something, though. Overall, this recipe received an 'okay' rating at my house.
I made mostly as directed. I cut back on the garlic by half, because 2 tablespoons was WOO HA too much. I also used some leftover hot Italian sausage links (to try and replicate Andouille, which I didn't have) instead of kielbasa, because in no way, shape, or form does kielbasa belong in Cajun cooking. =) I also left out the hot sauce at the end, because my teen son has NO tolerance for heat (the cayenne gave it just enough kick for me and hubby). Those were the only changes.
I didn't realize until everything was simmering away that there were no tomatoes in the recipe! As written, I don't think I'd bother making this again. Not very much flavor for a bunch of ingredients. I WOULD, though, try it again using some added tomato sauce or a can of crushed tomatoes, or maybe a can of Rotel. I really think it would be excellent with just one or two more ingredients for one more layer of flavor.
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This recipe is definitely not Cajun and it's definitely not jambalaya, but I guess it wasn't...