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Seafood Jambalaya

Makes 6 to 8 main dish or 16 appetizer servings

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3 tablespoon vegetable oil
1½ cups onions, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
¾ cup green bell peppers, chopped
2 bay leaves
2 tablespoons, plus 1 1/2 teaspoons Chef Paul Prudhomme's Seafood Magic®
1½ teaspoons minced garlic
4 cups tomatoes (about 4 medium size), chopped
¾ cup tomato sauce
2 cups seafood stock
½ cup green onions, chopped
2 cups uncooked rice (preferrably converted)
1 pound peeled crabmeat, crawfish or firm-fleshed fish filets (cut into bite-sized pieces), or any combination of your favorite seafood, that equals 1 pound
1½ dozen oysters in their liquor (medium size) (about 10 ounces)
1½ dozen peeled medium shrimp (about 1½ pound)
how to prepare

Drizzle the oil on the Tasso, Andouille, onions, celery and bell peppers; and evenly mix each with your hands.  Heat a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat.  Add the Tasso, Andouille and sauté until browned, about 5 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently.  Add the onions, celery and bell peppers; sauté until tender but still firm, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally and scraping pan bottom well.  Add the bay leaves, Magic Seasoning Blend® and garlic.  Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly and scraping the pan bottom as needed. 

Add the tomatoes and cook about 7 minutes, stirring frequently.   Add the tomato sauce and cook for 7 minutes more, stirring often.  Stir in the stock and bring to a boil.  Then stir in the green onions and cook about 2 minutes, stirring once or twice. 

Add the rice and seafood; stir well and remove from the heat.  Transfer mixture to an ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan.  Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake at 350°F until rice is tender but still crunchy, about 20 to 30 minutes.  Remove from the oven.  If you still have liquid in the pan bottom, let pan sit a few minutes, still covered, to allow rice to absorb the liquid.  Remove bay leaves and serve immediately.

To serve, mold rice in an 8-ounce cup and place 2 cups on each serving plate as a main course and 1 cup as an appetizer. 

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