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This New Orleans Style Pasta Jambalaya Is Served Right Outside Disneyland

You may think Downtown LA is where it’s poppin’, or perhaps DTSF, maybe even that New York City place we keep hearing about. But ask any happy-go-lucky ORANGE COUNTY native and they’ll cheerfully inform you that Downtown DISNEY is where it’s at!

Among the many family-friendly activities and the Disney lover’s paradise of cutesy character memorabilia that all sit just outside the Magical Kingdom, is a music-lover’s paradise, a Southern-lover’s paradise, and a carb-lover’s paradise: Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen.

Ralph B’s has been serving friends and families Louisiana-style foods for over 50 years now. We had the opportunity to learn a bit more about its flavors from Executive Chef Darrin Finkel, as he let us in on how to make their famous Pasta Jambalaya.

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The entree starts with the essential canola oil in a hot pan, and minced garlic is added until it’s sizzling and fragrant. Then, onions and peppers join in to be caramelized.

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A healthy dose of chicken, Andouille sausage, and shrimp are also mixed in along with Creole seasoning, salt and pepper, chicken stock, then tomato sauce to help bind everything together. Finally, butter and cooked pasta are integrated and sauteed with the rest of the dish, and voila—you’ve got Ralph Brennan’s take on N’awlins.

Bon appetit!

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