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Jambalaya (jom-buh-lie-yuh) is a Creole dish. Creole people and languages are of Spanish and French descent. Jambalaya is a popular meal down in Louisiana where there are a lot of Creole people and people who love Creole food.
It consists of sausage and other meats, including chicken, pork, or seafood, particularly shrimp or crayfish. Added to this is a sofrito mixture, which is vegetables, generally onions, celery, and green bell peppers, sauteed in oil. Once the meat and vegetables are done, they are added to a stock or broth, along with rice and spicy spices and cooked until the rice is done. Jambalaya is wonderful, warming, and spicy and great with a sweet cornbread.
The Atakapa tribe revealed the name comes from "Sham, pal ha! Ya!" which means "Be full, not skinny! Eat Up!"
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."