Sunday, October 2, 2016


We actually call this dish Garalaya.  Why?  Well, my brother made this for us when we were visiting him.  Its kind of like Jambalaya but tweaked a little. Since then I have made it several times and so has my Mother.  It's really nice as you can pretty much put anything you want in it. Add in some zucchini if you like. Its one of those "use things up" kind of things.


2 tablespoons oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 bell pepper (any color)
1 1/2 pounds Kielbasa or Andouille  (any kind of sausage works as long as it has some great flavor)
4 to 6 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
1 can beans with liquid
Creole Seasoning to taste (its salty and spicy- if you dont have it see below for an idea on how to make your own) I used Konriko here.
4 green onions, sliced thinly

Saute onions and pepper in oil, cooking until golden.  Add garlic, cook one minute more.  Add in fresh tomatoes. chopped kielbasa, beans and Creole seasoning. Cook until the tomatoes are just starting to fall apart.  Garnish with green onion sprinkled over top and the Creole seasoning or hot sauce in case someone wants a little more heat.  We like it with rice too.

Creole Seasoning Mix

2 tablespoons onion powder
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons dried oregano
2 tablespoons dried basil
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon white pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
5 tablespoons paprika
3 tablespoons salt

Mix together thoroughly.

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