Ham and Shrimp Gravy


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

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
6 servings


  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • 6 ounces smoked ham, diced

  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced

  • ½ cup finely diced celery

  • 4 green onions, chopped, white and green parts separated

  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, finely diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (Optional)

  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning

  • 3 tablespoons flour

  • 3 ½ cups cold chicken broth

  • ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 pound small raw shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 pinch salt, or to taste

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 (per serving)

236 Calories
14g Fat
7g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 236
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 155mg 52%
Sodium 1422mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 40mg 200%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 318mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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