Shrimp Jambalaya Recipe


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In40 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings8
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Ham fat/Lard2 Tablespoon
 All purpose flour2 Tablespoon
 Ham1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
 Onion1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), minced
 Raw shrimps2 Pound, shelled and deveined
 Whole tomatoes2 Cup (32 tbs), peeled and chopped (Canned or fresh)
 Cayenne1 Pinch
 Raw rice1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Dried thyme1⁄2 Teaspoon, crumbled
 Chili powder2 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Boiling water1 Cup (16 tbs) (adjust quantity as required)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 333 Calories from Fat 62

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g10.7%

Saturated Fat 2.2 g10.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 188 mg

Sodium 443.5 mg18.5%

Total Carbohydrates 35 g11.8%

Dietary Fiber 1.4 g5.7%

Sugars 1.8 g

Protein 30 g60.6%

Vitamin A 20.3% Vitamin C 17.1%

Calcium 8.5% Iron 22.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1 In a deep, heavy saucepan heat the ham fat and stir in flour.
2 Cook the flour until brown.
3 Add in ham, onion, garlic clove, and shrimps.
4 Cut the shrimps into pieces if very large.
5 Once the onions are golden, add tomatoes, cayenne, rice, thyme, chili powder, salt, and boiling water just enough to moisten the mixture.
6 Cover and simmer stirring occasionally with a fork, until the rice is tender.
7 Keep a check if additional boiling water is required.
8 The jambalaya should be moist, but not mushy or soupy.

9 Serve with a tossed green salad and a dessert.