Sunday, 9 January 2011

Jambalaya and Apple Crumble

Ok so its true I can't really cook at the moment with my hand but have been wanting to post these recipes for a while. Jambalaya is a new favourite as we often have the ingredients for this at home and apple crumble is a super quick and easy dessert.



the holy trinity: green bell pepper, onion, a couple sticks of celery (you know its going to be good when the first three ingredients are called the 'holy trinity')
one chicken breast
salt and pepper
cayenne pepper
olive oil
bay leaves
a few cloves of garlic
1 fresh chili
1/2 a 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
700ml chicken stock
300g rice


Slice up the chicken breast and chuck in a large saucepan and brown for a few mins with olive oil, a spoon full of the tinned tomatoes, and chorizo sliced (in chunks). Season with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Add the bell pepper, onion, garlic, and celery (all finely sliced). Add the rest of the seasonings (bay leaves, chilies, etc...). Fry the mix for about ten mins, till veg is nice and soft. Add the rest of the tomatoes and the chicken stock and bring to boil. Then pop in the rice and cook for 20-30 mins till rice is done. Five mins before the dish is done add the prawns (fresh or frozen is fine). I admit it doesnt look like much, but tastastic.

Apple Crumble


1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup oats
1/8 cup sugar
40g butter
400g apples
1/4 cup brown sugar (to sweeten the apples)
1 tbsp water


Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Peel, core, and cut apples into chunks. Put apples in a saucepan with brown sugar, water, and spices. Heat until they soften slightly. Mix the oats, flour, butter, and sugar together with your fingers. Place the apples in an oven proof dish and cover with the crumble. Place in oven for about 20 mins. Delish with icecream!

1 comment:

the style crusader said...

yum. jambalaya and apple crumble are the best. hope your hand heals soon.... so you can cook for me. xx