I love eating this over rice or mashed potatoes. Even pasta would make for a deliciously effective delivery system!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter over medium heat in a deep frying pan. Stir in diced ham and cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.

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  • Stir in red bell pepper, celery, white portions of green onion, jalapeno pepper, and garlic; cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in Cajun seasoning and cook for 1 minute.

  • Stir in flour; cook and stir until flour is no longer gritty, about 3 minutes. Pour in chicken broth and Worcestershire sauce; increase heat to medium-high. Simmer until vegetables are soft and liquid is reduced and thick, 10 to 15 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low.

  • Stir in shrimp; cook and stir until shrimp are cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and cayenne pepper to taste. Garnish with green parts of green onions.

Nutrition Facts

235.6 calories; protein 19.3g 39% DV; carbohydrates 6.9g 2% DV; fat 14.1g 22% DV; cholesterol 154.6mg 52% DV; sodium 1422.1mg 57% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/11/2012
Wish I could give 4 1/2 stars. Very simple to prepare with a good combo of flavors....just not over the top. Just enough "zip" to make it interesting. Only thing I added was a little more garlic (because there is no such thing as too much garlic) and a splash of kitchen bouquet to enhance the gravy. Otherwise I follwed to the tee and served over creamy grits. Husband and son were pleased! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/03/2017
I was excited about trying this. It was okay but not great. I guess it's a matter of personal taste. It was too spicy for me. I tried it over grits (which I love) and I struggled through dinner and didn't eat very much of it. My husband barely ate his. If you love spice you'll probably give it a higher rating than I did. I do have to say that the ham added a nice flavor to the recipe making it a little easier for me to eat as much as I did. Maybe I'll give it another try and leave out the jalapeno and cut down on the cajun spice. Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/11/2012
Wish I could give 4 1/2 stars. Very simple to prepare with a good combo of flavors....just not over the top. Just enough "zip" to make it interesting. Only thing I added was a little more garlic (because there is no such thing as too much garlic) and a splash of kitchen bouquet to enhance the gravy. Otherwise I follwed to the tee and served over creamy grits. Husband and son were pleased! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2012
OMG that was sooooooooooooooo good and I am like his wife grits for me my hubby is out of town so I am making all the things he doesn't like he is not a fan of shrimp with this recipe was totally awesome keep posting recipes Chef John love your food Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2017
This dish was easy to prepare although i didnt have all the spicy ingredients in the recipe but then we dont spicy in my house. I loved that the ham was drowned out by sausage and shrimp! Hey trying to eat up leftover ham and this dish made sure it was ham was not the main star! My hubby liked it so I'd make it again! Any new dish from leftovers wins in my book! Like others add more garlic! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2014
Absolutely delicious and easy to make. Used garbanzo flour to make it lower in carbs and served over mashed sweet potatoes. DH was practically licking his bowl. Thanks for another super recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2012
I thought this was brilliant... my hubby loves pasta so I poured it over some spaghetti noodles and it was a big hit! I don't usually eat pasta but I want to eat some every week Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2012
We have always LOVED shrimp and grits and have tried many many recipes. Today I tried this one since I had all the ingredients...even fresh jalapeno and some leftover ham. The video was very helpful because I don't usually cook things in butter enough but this turned out just like Chef John showed us. We really loved it and served it on grits with a little sharp cheddar added. Very easy and very good.... This is definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/03/2017
I was excited about trying this. It was okay but not great. I guess it's a matter of personal taste. It was too spicy for me. I tried it over grits (which I love) and I struggled through dinner and didn't eat very much of it. My husband barely ate his. If you love spice you'll probably give it a higher rating than I did. I do have to say that the ham added a nice flavor to the recipe making it a little easier for me to eat as much as I did. Maybe I'll give it another try and leave out the jalapeno and cut down on the cajun spice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2012
This was amazing.....I put a splash of lemon juice in and used pickled jalapenos along with 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion. I used one large green bell pepper and it was wonderful. I will cook this over and over!!!! Thanks Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2019
Good but not great. Kinda salty as someone else mentioned. Definitely should be served with rice instead of grits as Chef John said in the video. Not sure if I ll make again but it is definitely worth your trying. Read More