From New Orleans to New York and all parts in between, the folks from Zatarain’s are on a quest to find America’s best jambalaya. New Orleans’ own Chef John Besh and Zatarain’s â€“ the brand known for its New Orleans-Style cuisine for 120 years â€“ are challenging cooking enthusiasts across the country to a â€˜Jambalaya Throwdown.â€™
Whether your favorite version includes fresh seafood, wild game, eggplant, okra or other original ingredients, Zatarain’s is challenging all comers to submit their tastiest, most original jambalaya recipe for a chance to win $2,500 and national bragging rights as the creator of the tastiest jambalaya in the U.S.A.
Home cooks are encouraged to enter the â€˜Jambalaya Throwdownâ€™ contest by submitting their best take on the classic Creole dish, starting with the simple Zatarain’s rice mix, to zatarainsjambalayathrowdown.com.
A panel of judges, including Chef Besh, will judge the recipes and score them on originality, taste and creativity. Contest entries will be accepted through July 31, 2009. Good luck.