Jambalaya (pronounced /dʒɑmbəˈlaɪə/) or <jahm-buh-LIE-uh> or <jum-buh-LIE-uh>, is a Louisiana Cajun or Creole dish. Jambalaya is traditionally made in one pot, with meats and vegetables, and completed by adding rice. Any variety or combination of meats, including chicken, turkey may be used to make jambalaya. The first printed reference to "jambalaya" occurred in 1872, and the 1900 edition of "The Picayune's Creole Cook Book" called it a "Spanish-Creole dish." Jambalaya is also very similar to the Spanish dish Paella.
Jambalaya Island is the second new island visited in Escape from Monkey Island and supposedly the location of the pieces of an evil Voodoo talisman called The Ultimate Insult.