This recipe is adapted from the book Emeril's New New Orleans Cooking and it's delicious and easy to make. Though there is nothing like serving it bubbling from the oven, in a pinch this is a great one to make a day ahead that warms well in the microwave.
Right around carnival time, crawfish start showing up at the markets and everyone has a hankering for their first taste of the season. This is a hearty and filling jambalaya that is a meal in itself. Just what partygoers need to keep their strength up.
"Gumbo Ya-Ya" loosely translates to "everybody talking at once" and refers to the melange of people of French, Spanish, Indian, Acadian, and African descent and their various traditions who lived in the Bayou Country of Louisiana and melded together to form a unique community.
Prep Time: 2 hours (includes time for making broth)