Shrimp Jambalaya a la Louisiana
- A savory rice and shrimp casserole.
- 1 tbsp (15 ml) fat
- 1 tbsp (15 ml) flour
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp (30 ml) parsley, chopped
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) chedder cheese, grated
- 1 14-1/2 oz (406 grm). can diced stewed tomatoes
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) water
- 1/3 cup (80 ml) green pepper, chopped
- 1/2 tsp (2 ml) salt
- 1/2 tsp (2 ml) pepper
- 1/4 tsp (1 ml) tabasco sauce
- 1/4 tsp (1 ml) thyme
- 2 tbsp (30 ml) Worcestershire sauce
- 3 cups (700 ml) cooked rice
- 2 cups (475 ml) cooked peeled shrimp (frozen, small to medium size work great)
- 1 cup (225 ml) chedder cheese, grated
- parsley for garnish
- In a large skillet, make a roux of fat and flour.
- Add onion and cook in roux until withered.
- Add garlic, parsley, 1/2 cup (125 ml) grated cheese, tomatoes, water, green pepper, salt, pepper, tabasco, thyme and Worcestershire sauce.
- Let these ingredients come to boil for 5 minutes.
- Add cooked rice and shrimp.
- Stir slowly for 10 minutes over low heat.
- Pour into buttered casserole dish.
- Sprinkle 1 cup (225 ml) grated cheese over top.
- Add chopped parsley for garnish.
- Place in 350 degree (175 C.) oven for 15 minutes.
- If frozen or prepared ahead, heating takes longer.
- This came from a newsprint recipe booklet picked up in Louisiana in the 60's.
Serve with a green vegetable, tossed green salad and some nice dinner rolls.