Jambalaya with Shrimp and Sausage

I made this for Shrove Tuesday. It is wonderful. First, saute' sliced andouille sausage in a heavy pot. Remove it to a separate bowl.

Then saute' a pound of cubed ham until it starts to brown. Add it to the sausage in the bowl.

Add 1 diced onion, 2 diced poblano peppers and 4 diced stalks of celery to the pot and saute' until they begin to soften. Don't turn them into mush!

Add a diced red pepper. Add 5 diced garlic cloves.

I added some of my oven roasted tomatoes and my Turkish roasted peppers too for added flavor. You can skip this step if you don't have any but then you should add a small can of tomato paste.

Add 8 cups of chicken stock. Add 2 containers of Knorr's concentrated chicken stock.

Add 2 tsp. thyme and salt and pepper to taste.

Add several tsp. of a seasoned salt. I added Emeril's Essence. Add a couple teaspoons of your favorite hot sauce depending on how spicy you would like this to be.

Bring this to a boil and add 3 cups of uncooked rice

Cover and cook for 20 minutes at a simmer then add the meat.

Stir in a cup of sliced green onions. Add 1 pound of raw, deveined shrimp. Cover and let sit for 15 minutes until the shrimp have cooked through.

Serve with extra hot sauce on the side. This is a very simple quick meal.


Ashling said…
That looks gorgeous...and tasty (except for the rice; not a rice fan)!
Glad to see les bons temps were roulez-ing at your house!
Anonymous said…
This look very much like something we call sausage casserole and that I like a lot :-) A bit different spices otherwise I have much the same thing in my casserole :-)

Have a great day!
Ina in Alaska said…
This is one of my all time favorite dishes too (in addition to the meatloaf)

Visitors to Girdwood Alaska may have heard of the Double Musky, a wonderful restaurant in a cabin near the Alyeski Ski Resort. The Double Musky makes many Cajun specialties and their Jambalaya to die for! Spicy hot and fabulous! I always order it when I go to the Double Musky.

Finish up with another of their specials: Double Musky Pie. Now I am dying for some Jambalaya.
Anonymous said…
oh ya, that looks like supper to me, and maybe, breakfast, and lunch too.
Yumm, I have never had this,, I need to get out more!
There will be a large box delivered to you tomorrow. Please open it right away. I'm inside. Please save me some of this!
Barbara F. said…
Talk about comforting food, this sure is it! xo
LindaG said…
This looks great. Sounds like it would be good for what ails you, too, with all that spice! :)
Nellie said…
Great recipe! I know this tasted amazing!
Jambalaya is a must have on Cajun nights around here. The hotter the better. YUMMY.