It seems I’m on a recipe sharing kick lately. We had Sunday dinner at my parent’s house, and my mom made Jambalaya (one of my favorites). I’m a big fan of dinners that are easily a one pot meal. If you’d like to add a side salad and fresh fruit, you can…either way.
The best thing about jambalaya is all the meat (Don’t you agree?!). I mean c’mon…shrimp, sausage, ham and bacon? Why “Yes, please”. Total carnivore.
The veggies are great too, don’t get me wrong.
Right before cooking it in the oven, it looks like this. Last thing to cook is the rice.
Jambalaya (the recipe)
6 Slices of Bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 Onion, chopped
1 Cup Celery chopped
1 Clove Garlic, minced
2 Cups Green pepper, chopped
½ Pound Polish Sausage cut up
1 Cup Long Grain Rice, uncooked
1 28oz. Can Tomatoes
½ Teaspoon Thyme
Fresh Ground Pepper
2 Tablespoons of Cajun seasoning
2 Cups Chicken Broth
½ Pound Ham, diced
1 Pound Shrimp uncooked (If using cooked shrimp, stir in at the end to heat through.)
In heavy Dutch oven, cook bacon. Cook onion, celery, green peppers and garlic in bacon drippings. Remove and add sausage and brown.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Stir rice into onion mixture and cook and stir for 5 minutes. Add all other ingredients. Cover casserole and bake for 30-40 min. Now add shrimp and cook 15 minutes more.
Serves 6 people
I hope you make it.