Shrimp Jambalaya

Recipe: Jambalaya

Summary: My Mardi Gras feast is jambalaya which is a classic Louisiana rice dish. There a probably about as many different recipes for jambalaya as there are people that make it but it’s base is meat, vegetables and rice and the rice is cooked in the same pot as everything else.

One of the nice things about jambalaya is that you can pretty much do whatever you want with it; use whatever meat you want, use whatever vegetables you want, etc. You start by cooking the non-seafood meat, add the holy trinity.


    • 1/2 pound shrimp peeled and deveined reserving the shells
    • 2 cups chicken broth
    • 1 tablespoon butter or oil
    • 1/2 pound andouille sausage, sliced
    • 1 onion, diced
    • 1 bell pepper, diced
    • 2 stalks celery, diced
    • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon creole seasoning
    • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
    • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
    • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 cup long grained rice
    • salt, pepper and cayenne to taste
    • 4 green onions, sliced
    • hot sauce to taste

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Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 40 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

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