Cajun shrimp jambalaya

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PREP TIME

20 min

TOTAL TIME

4 hrs 20 min

Makes

16 cups (4 L), for 8 servings

Cajun shrimp jambalaya

Roberto Caruso


Ingredients

  • 4 turkey, Cajun, or hot Italian sausages
  • 300-g ham steak
  • 2 onions
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 796-mL can diced tomatoes
  • 284-mL can undiluted chicken broth , and 1 can water, or 2 cups chicken bouillon
  • 1 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 454-g bag uncooked shrimp , peeled
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Set a large frying pan over medium heat. Cut each sausage in half. Squeeze meat from casings into pan. Discard casings. Using a fork, stir frequently to keep meat crumbly until no longer pink, 6 to 7 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, coarsely chop ham and onions. Mince garlic. Core and seed green pepper, then chop into 1-inch (2.5-cm) pieces. Add sausage meat to bowl of slow cooker. Add ham, rice, onions, garlic, green pepper, tomatoes, broth, water, oregano, salt, pepper, thyme and bay leaves. Stir until evenly mixed. Cover and turn slow cooker to high. Cook until rice is done, 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low. Stir in frozen shrimp and continue cooking 40 more minutes. Stir in parsley.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 413,
  • Protein
  • 33.3 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48.4 g,
  • Fat
  • 9 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2.5 g,
  • Sodium
  • 1765 mg.

Save time with a slow cooker and enjoy a creole feast.

Lean ham

Look for extra-lean ham at your supermarket. Three ounces (90 g) of extra-lean ham has about 4.7 grams of fat and 123 calories.

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