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Pork and Sausage Jambalaya

Jambalaya……….Traditionally, jambalaya is made in tree parts, first is meat, second is its vegetables and third is the rice and the stock. It is very similar to paella as it is also composed of meat stocks such as chicken, beef or seafood, or even pork if you prefer. This dish is very common in buffet eat all you can, because you can be half full by eating this alone. But not all kinds of rice grains can be cooked this way, I suggest you to have a basmati or just a long grain rice will do. I normally use long grain rice, which produces a fluffier rice. If you are following a recipe that calls for long grain rice, and need to use medium or short grain rice instead, remember that rice grains have different absorption rates and adjust the amount of water accordingly. (In this case you would reduce the amount of water by 1/4 to 1/2 cup per cup of rice)………….Did you know that rice provides fast energy and is also readily digested. It is good for bowel health, is an important source of vitamin B1 and encourages stable blood sugar levels. We Filipinos, usually always have a rice on our diet…………..

Ingredients: serves 4-6 persons

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cups long grain rice
  • 3 cups chicken stocks
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium chopped onions
  • 2 pcs sausages sliced
  • 200 grams pork meat cut in small cubes
  • 1/2 cup red and green bell pepper
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables(corn,carrots and peas)
  • 1 pc fresh tomatoes quartered
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery


  • In a pan, heat oil and saute pork until brown, allowing the flavour to come out. then saute garlic and onion on the same pan. add in sausages and the rest of the ingredients. this will serve as our jambalaya mixture.
  • To make it easier, in a rice cooker, pour in chicken stocks and rice and stir in jambalaya mixture. stir well and cook the normal way as you cook your steamed rice..
  • Serve hot!

Sausage Roll

Sausage roll………A favourite here in New Zealand. Sometimes an all day food for kiwis – breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner. I think this snack is  similar to our Empanada.  They both have meat fillings and same flaky crust. Believe it or not, one of my regular customer eat this everyday in the morning together with his long black coffee, everyday as in 24/7 or 363 days a year(because were closed on christmas and new year’s day). It’s amazing!!!. Can you eat the same food everyday?……….Did you know that sausage meat I used here is a combination of beef and pork? This meat gives us all the protein that are body needs during the day. Protein in beef helps in providing strength to the body and helps in building muscles. While a 100 grams portion of pork provides you with about half of the protein you need in the day. ….

Ingredients: makes 40-50 rolls

  • 3 medium chopped white onions
  • 1 cup sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp marjoram
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 6 cups bread crumbs
  • 1 cup pork stock
  • 5 eggs
  • 500 gms sausage meat
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 1 medium capsicum chopped
  • Flaky pastry roll
  • poppy seeds for garnishing
For brushing:
  • 2 fresh eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
* mix well
  • In a big mixing bowl, Pace all dry ingredients first and then wet ingredients. mix well.
  • Spread sheets of flaky pastry roll and brush with fresh milk and egg mixtures. In a piping bag, pour in sausage mixtures and gently pipe into flaky pastry roll then fold. Cut in your desired size or serving portion. then brush egg mixtures on top and sprinkle with some poppy seeds. make 40 rolls at 12 cm long
  • pre-heat oven and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 40 minutes.
  • Serve with tomato sauce or relish..
  • Enjoy!!
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