Keith Floyd’s Jambalaya

Posted By Kerri


In honour of Keith Floyd, who sadly passed away this week, we thought we would cook something from his repertoire for tonight’s dinner. Not a lot of his recipes seem to exist online and many of those we found called for huge amounts of seafood which isn’t particularly in keeping with our current budget. We eventually found a recipe for jambalaya on the BBC website so that’s what we had this evening.

The recipe was sketchy and some ingredients where listed in the method but not the ingredients list so we weren’t entirely sure of the exact amounts required. We did a quick search of other recipes to find out what was needed and, during our research, we found that Keith’s recipe wasn’t particularly authentic or as appealing as some of the others. Still, that wasn’t really the point so we stuck to his recipe as closely as we could.

The end result? A bit random, not particularly cohesive and somewhat thrown-together, just like I recall most of his recipes being when I watched him on television as a child. I think we probably did him proud, even if it wasn’t the best example of this dish. Here’s to you, Mr Floyd.

I’ll leave you with our favourite quote on Keith Floyd so far, from the Telegraph obituary, kindly pointed out to us by a very dear friend:

“On one occasion he gleefully recalled serving a serially ungrateful diner a carefully cooked beer mat disguised as a breaded escalope of veal. The man ate it without comment but criticised the topping on his crème brûlée.”

Sep 18th, 2009

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  1. Niamh said,

    Lovely tribute and fantastic snippet at the end! Brilliant.
    .-= Niamh´s last blog ..Beetroot, Tomato & Goat’s Cheese Tartlets with Mint =-.

  2. Kerri said,

    Thanks, Niamh 🙂

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