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02nd Mar 2017

Lovin Louisiana: This Louisiana Style Ham & Sausage Jambalaya Is Seriously Tasty


  • • 2 packs of Fire & Smoke Louisiana Style Ham
  • • 350g ground pork sausage (preferably smoked)
  • • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • • 3 large celery ribs, chopped
  • • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • • 500ml chicken broth
  • • 1 1?2 cups white rice
  • • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • • 1 teaspoon sage
  • • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • • Vegetable oil

Louisiana is best known for Mardi Gras, jazz music, and fabulous cuisine.

We’ve teamed up with Fire & Smoke to tell you a little about six Southern US states, shining a light on their most delicious dishes and helping you whip them up at home.

This time around we’re heading to the Pelican State, before showing you how to make a delicious Fire & Smoke Louisiana Style Ham & Sausage Jambalaya.


Here the guiding philosophy is “laissez les bon temps rouler” meaning “let the good times roll” and it’s reflected in all areas of Louisiana life.

With strong Spanish, French, Native American and African influences, the state’s rich cultural heritage has culminated in a great love for life, which is expressed through its jazz music, the spectacular Mardi Gras celebration, and Hogs For The Cause BBQ festival.

It’s a complete melting pot and they make for the best foodie destinations.

Culinary mishmashes gave rise to the Cajun and Creole dishes like gumbo (a spicy meat stew with celery, bell peppers and onions), muffuletta sandwiches (flattened focaccia-like bread with fillings of ham, mortadella and salami) and po’ boys (a crusty baguette overflowing with sloppy roast beef).

But the most famous Louisiana dish has to be the hearty jambalaya, often made with smoked sausage, rice and the ‘Holy Trinity’ of onion, celery, and green bell pepper…


How tempting does that look? We reckon you’ll love this drool-inducing recipe for this tasty Louisiana Style Ham & Sausage Jambalaya.


Step 1

Heat vegetable oil in a pan and add 350g of ground pork sausage to sizzle. Then add your chopped garlic and stir together.

Step 2

Chop your green bell pepper, onion, and celery and add it to the mix. Take your paprika, oregano, sage & basil and stir in too. Then pour in the Worcestershire sauce.

Step 3

Shred your Fire & Smoke Louisiana Style Ham and mix it into the pot. Then pour in your white rice, followed by the chicken broth and allow it to simmer for 30 minutes. Then you’re ready to get stuck in!

The next time you’re hankering for a feed, keep this bad boy in mind.