This delicious New Orleans signature dish is a rich combination of chicken and andouille sausage, bacon, and ham with savory flavors of onions, celery, bell peppers and Bootheel's special mix of spices. This dish has a tomato base as opposed to a Cajun style jambalaya which does not use any tomatoes.
Jambalaya is a Southern Louisiana dish, which originates from the influence of the many different cultures found in Louisiana, particularly French, Spanish and African.
There are two distinct version of Jambalaya, Cajun and Creole. Creole dishes generally use a wider range of ingredients than Cajun foods, with a stronger Spanish and African influences. Although Creole and Cajun jambalayas are prepared similarly, the main difference is the Creole's use of tomatoes and seafood.