Friday, February 1, 2013

Pork Rib Jambalaya

At the end of a depressing week where everyone in the house came down with colds and racking coughs (not flu! Not flu!) and the internet was full of stories about the futility of a career in genre fiction, there's only one thing left for a girl to do.

Laissez les bon temps rouler!

To that end I am offering herewith my recipe for Cajun pork rib jambalaya.

2 lbs boneless country pork ribs, cut in 2 inch pieces
2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 tsp Tabasco sauce

Mix seasonings with meat. Heat in a heavy pot

1 tbsp cooking oil

Fry the meat, stirring, until browned on all sides. Remove the meat. Put in the hot oil

1 1/2 cups chopped onion

Cook until soft and golden, scraping up the browned meat bits. Add

1/2 cup chopped celery
3 garlic cloves, peeled

Cook 5 minutes. Add

1 cup seeded and chopped bell peppers

Cook 2 or 3 minutes more. Return rib meat to the pot, and add

3/4 cup canned seeded and chopped tomatoes
4 cups chicken broth

Cook, covered, 30 minutes, stirring from time to time. Stir in

1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
1/2 cup finely chopped green onions (green and white parts)
3 cups raw long-grain white rice

Cook, covered, until the rice is done, 25-30 minutes. Add more Tabasco if desired.  Serve.

Kate Gallison


  1. This sounds delicious! But as I cook only for one, it would be cheaper to just pick up the phone for Chinese take out! Thelma Straw in Manhattan

  2. Oh, Kate. Don't fret too much! When I'm feeling weary I buy a bunch of genre fiction as a quick picker upper.
    Stephanie Patterson in Collingswood New Jersesy

  3. True, but this is a really good recipe just the same.

  4. Well, sure, like Bob, I'd eat that too! If somebody else but moi cooked it!! Say, if you have an extra portion, maybe you could send a runner with a plate of ribs up to my place tonight - NYC isn't too far from your historic town in Jersey. Heck, they're talking snow though... Well, it sounded like a good idea! Maybe when the weather clears!!! Thelma Straw in brrrrr- Manhattan