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Ham and Shrimp Jambalaya

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe has been around since at least the 1940s. A great family favorite."
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1 h servings 511
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; saute onion until tender, about 5 minutes. Add beef broth, tomatoes, rice, parsley, garlic, salt, thyme, black pepper, cayenne pepper, chili powder, and bay leaf; cover skillet, reduce heat, and simmer until rice is tender and flavors blend, about 40 minutes.
  2. Mix shrimp and ham into rice mixture and simmer until shrimp is cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove bay leaf.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Can be stretched to serve 6.
  • Use more or less cayenne and chili powder to taste.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 511 calories; 18.3 49 36.5 220 2427 Full nutrition

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Tastes good but the ingrediants are way more than 4 servings. Works well for a potluck.

Made this for dinner and it hit the spot on a cold, rainy night. I added a little orange bell pepper with the onions, because I had that on hand. I also reduced the amount of salt. For us, the a...

Made this for a crowd of college students and it got rave reviews. Awesome Mardi Gras recipe! Teamed it with the Mardi Gras slaw as a side dish.

This recipe turned out great. Instead of using ham, I used hot Italian sausage.

The chili powder didn't work for me in this but other than that this was pretty good. I did like the ham and shrimp combo. This recipe has potential but needs some tweaks in my opinion.