What to serve with jambalaya?

Hi all! I'm planning to serve shrimp and sausage jambalaya at a dinner party and have been trying to think of what to serve with it. Any ideas? Thanks!

  • Posted by: byb
  • July 5, 2017
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Emily |. July 23, 2017
I agree with keeping the side vegetable-based with a rich meal like jambalaya. I have always liked these quick-pickled vegetables from an old Bon Appetit magazine, and it also could be a bit of a nod to giardiniera, especially if you use carrots and cauliflower in the mix: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/marinated-baby-vegetables. If you need a dessert to complete the theme, this is inspired by a trip to New Orleans: https://food52.com/recipes/38276-pimm-s-inspired-pavlova.
 
Nancy July 6, 2017
If you have hungry guests, make a menu like that for paella (same general sort of main).
Tapas, avoiding the shrimp & sausage in the main, greens or roasted red peppers.
Dessert, flan or fruit or both.
Drinks, wine, beer and/or lemonade.
http://www.sunset.com/food-wine/entertaining/paella-party-menu
 
MMH July 5, 2017
Cornbread
 
PieceOfLayerCake July 5, 2017
With those kind of "all-in-one" meals, especially if they're somewhat rich....I think a nice, tangy garden salad or a crisp slaw is best for the side.
 
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