Saturday, October 1, 2011

Cajun Bob's Jambalaya Panini: Not Your Average Sandwich

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While I was making my famous Jambalaya the other night, I had another crazy idea for a sandwich (these are becoming quite common). Today, I made that crazy idea for a sandwich a reality by firing up my panini press and throwing my leftover but still very delicious Jambalaya on a Ciabatta roll. I made sure to put some of the juice from the Jambalaya on the sandwich and pressed it on the hot panini grill for about 10 minutes. What was the result?

The sandwich was very meaty to say the least. It also made it seem that I just broke out a piece of crunchy bread and just started dipping it in a Jambalaya. The only difference obiviously was that Jambalaya was into between two pieces of that bread. Kind of makes me think of Quizno's roast beef sandwich, the one that comes with the dipping sauce for extra taste. Needless to say, it was a very interesting taste.

If your brave enough to make this panini, I would suggest a Ciabatta roll over any other type of bread because the Ciabatta bread is thick enough to hold the Jambalaya juices without the sandwich becoming a soggy mess. Also, I know what your thinking, Cajun Bob? Where did he get that name? I thought it sounded kind of fun so there you have it Cajun Bob's Jambalaya Panini.

You didn't think I'd leave you without the Jambalaya recipe did you? No, my awesome readers get all my recipes so if you click on over to one of my many food blogs at: Off The Menu's Famous Jambalaya it will take you straight to it... and yes, it's so mouth watering good that it deserves to be called famous so it's highly recommended that you try it but please see the verdict for this sandwich creation.

Verdict: Jambalaya by itself without being sandwiched by 2 pieces of bread should be standard and not this. Not recommended!


  1. Jambalaya in sandwich form. Brilliant!

  2. I'll take your advice and just try your jambalaya without the bread :)

  3. NMOS, thanks for the compliment. I wish I could say it was brilliant but hey you know what, try those sausage wraps and the Reese Peanut Butter Smores and we are headed in that general direction. One of these days, I hope I have a brilliant food invention.. ya never know. Trial and error is the name of that game! Thanks for the follow NMOS.

    Lizzy, yes.. the Jambalaya without the bread is a winner so definitely try that. :) Thanks for stopping by.

    Best Foodie Wishes to you both,

  4. What a creative use for leftover Jambalaya :)

  5. WOW! Now that's quite the sandwich! Looks delicious! Great blog you have, so glad to be a new follower! :)

  6. What a great sandwich! I think your blog is GREAT and I look forward to seeing more! Following you on Google Follower!

  7. Ok... that is just plain awesome!!!