Jambalaya Girl to Cook at Super Bowl NFL VIP Tailgate
NEW ORLEANS – January 9, 2013 – The New Orleans Super Bowl XLVII Host Committee Emerging Business Program has selected Cook Me Somethin’ Mister to cook for more than a thousand of its VIP guests on Super Bowl Sunday in New Orleans, Feb. 3, 2013. Jambalaya Girl and her cooking team will serve Cook Me Somethin’ Mister’s Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya to showcase one of New Orleans’ signature dishes.
“It is an honor to be selected for this role and I am proud to represent the host city, New Orleans,” said Kristen Preau, President of Cook Me Somethin’ Mister who is better known as Jambalaya Girl.
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Cook Me Somethin' Mister Jambalaya was started by Kristen Preau, aka Jambalaya Girl, after hurricane Katrina as part of a fundraiser she coordinated to benefit UNO and its athletic department called "Get New Orleans Cookin' Again." She traveled to colleges all across the Southeast spreading her message and delicious Jambalaya. Her dad, Paul Preau, owner of a company that sells outdoor cooking products, traveled with her cooking his signature Jambalaya in return for donations.
Today, the original recipe is blended and packaged as part of Chef Paul Pruddhome's Magic Seasoning Blends. Yum, Yum! Come get you some!
Here's one of our favorite "Jambalaya Girl" recipes:
Recipe Serves 4 entrée size portions
- 2 red bell peppers
- 2 green bell peppers
- ½ lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- ½ lb. peeled shrimp
- 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 2 ½ cups water
- 1 “Lil’ Party Size” Cook Me Somethin’ Mister Jambalaya Mix (8 oz)
How to prepare:
Slice chicken thighs into quarter pieces. Cut away tops of bell peppers and remove seeds. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Stove Top Directions:
In a large pot of boiling water, parboil the peppers until just tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and dry on paper towels.
Heat vegetable oil in separate pot. Add and cook chicken thighs until cooked through. Add water and bring to boil. Add Cook Me Somethin’ Mister Jambalaya Mix and bring back to a boil for 3-5 minutes. Add shrimp and continue to stir. Turn heat to low, let simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Pour enough water into a baking dish to just cover the bottom, about 1/8-inch deep.
Stuff the bell peppers with the jambalaya mixture and place in the baking dish. Bake until the peppers are very tender and the filling is heated through, 25 to 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes.
Shout “Yum, Yum, Come Get You Some!” & serve.