Monday, May 30, 2011


More recipes! This one is from the Martha Stewart website and looks delicious. Sorta sounds similar to the first southern-fare recipe I posted on Friday. But I decided to share it anyway. Looks yummy!
Quick note - it calls for canned tomatoes, but I do not like chunky tomatoes in anything so I think I might use tomato paste or a yummy tomato sauce. 
Let me know what you guys think of this new one! :)

Bon Appetit!

Shrimp Jambalaya
This spicy New Orleans favorite can be tamed with a milder smoked sausage, such as chorizo or kielbasa, in place of traditional Cajun andouille.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Yield: Serves 4

1 tablespoon canola oil
6 ounces andouille sausage, halved lengthwise and sliced into 1/4-inch-thick pieces
1 medium onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, diced
3 celery stalks, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 teaspoons paprika
8 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 cup long-grain white rice
1 pound medium shrimp {about 30}, peeled, deveined, and tails removed
1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions, for garnish

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides, 4 to 6 minutes. Add onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion begins to soften, 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in paprika; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Add tomatoes, rice, and 3 cups water to skillet; cover, and simmer over medium heat until rice is cooked and has absorbed all water, about 15 minutes.

Add shrimp to skillet, and cook, covered, until shrimp are opaque throughout, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat; season with salt and pepper, as desired. Serve hot, garnished with scallions. 

Do you guys think it would be a good idea to add tomato sauce/paste instead of the actual thing? I am just worried that it won't turn out correctly if I do substitute but I don't like warm tomatoes at all. Lol. Except maybe deep fried ones. Who doesn't like anything deep fried though. ;)



  1. This is one of my favorite, i haven't made it myself thou, i think i'll try according to yoru recipe, thanks for sharing :)

    please visit my blog some time, if you like it, maybe we can follow each other?

    greetings from Sweden

  2. Thank you Sandra, i'm following now, hope you follow me back :)

    have a lovely day :)