Sunday, May 25, 2008

Viewer Named Gunnar Makes Jambalaya and Takes Great Picture

8 comments:

Gunnar said...

Thanks for spreading my photo!

My trick to "great" food photography is just to push the depth of field as low as it will go - and then with half the dish out of focus it will look just the right amount of artistic :)

Chef John said...

you had me at "trick"

Anonymous said...

Chef...how about a good shrimp etouffee video? Been waiting for it for a long time...hopefully the Jambalaya video may inspire you to do one...Thx much AP

Chef John said...

you're in luck! I was assigned a etoudffe video to do for About.com. You should see it soon.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Cant wait...AP

Dan said...

Has anyone ever made brown jambalaya? The place near me makes it brown, no red in it at all. I guess they leave out the tomatoes and paprika. They serve it with a delicious rich thick tomato sauce around it. Anyone have a recipe?

Chef John said...

I'm not familiar with that. But here is a link that says it's a brown jambalaya http://www.gumbopages.com/food/jambalaya-gautreau.html

Dan said...

Thanks John,

I saw the recipe and it says to brown the onions well. I guess that is the step which carries the dish. I sometimes brown onions and puree them (with roasted garlic) and add it to pan sauces to give it extra flavor and color.