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Campfire Cooking, Part III: Jambalaya Jamboree

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Missed the beginning of the series? Catch up on Campfire Cooking Part I and Part II

Ever go to a restaurant and wish you could combine a few different entrees into one massive medley of deliciousness? Well, good news. That dish already exists, and it’s called jambalaya. This minute-long video shows you how to make a mean Tri-Animal Jambalaya in a Dutch oven. It’s savory cajun flavor combined with Dutch heat-harnessing ingenuity. If you prefer your recipes without time-lapse stirring, simply follow the step-by-step instructions below.

TRI-Animal Jambalaya

What you need

1 large yellow onion
6 chicken thighs
2 lb of shelled and cleaned shrimp
2 lb pork linguica or andouille sausage
3 cans fire roasted diced tomatoes
6 cups of chicken stock
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Large bunch of parsley
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp cayenne pepper
3 cups medium grain rice
½ stick of butter

What to do

As Paul Revere might say about this triple meat meal, “Three if by land, sea and sky.” Begin by chopping up the chicken thighs into 1.5” cubes and season with salt and pepper, the other kind of “seasoning.” Slice the sausage and dice the onions. Heat up the butter in the dutch oven and brown the chicken thighs.

Remove the chicken and then sauté the onions for three minutes. Add the sausage and cook for another four minutes, then return the chicken and add fire-roasted tomatoes, chicken stock, Worcestershire sauce, sugar and cayenne pepper. If you like it spicy, dial up the heat with some of your favorite hot sauce.

Cover and allow it to return to boil. Once boiling, add in three cups of medium-grain white rice, cover with lid and let it boil on low-medium heat for 20 minutes.

Lift lid and toss shrimp on top, re-cover and cook for another four minutes. Remove from heat and mix thoroughly. To finish, chop up one large bunch of parsley (about 1-1.5 cups), stir in and serve.

For the ultimate camping gift for men, go Dutch! Ready to share the Dutch oven magic with the outdoorsman on your gift list? The Dutch Oven Kit is the way to go. It comes with a Campmaid Dutch Oven and Lid Lifter/Kickstand, a handsome pair of Pitt Mitts, and Chainmail Scrubber and Cast Iron Conditioner from Camp Chef. Plus, he’ll get more hearty campfire cuisine recipes in the Man Crates Dutch Oven Cookbook.