The Captain's Famous Jambalaya

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This jambalaya may have been a few places since the bayou, but it's a thick, rich dish that everyone will love! I've experimented with many types of seafood in this recipe, and the flavor and consistency of snapper works the best. Serve with French bread and hot red pepper sauce!

1
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons file powder

  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

  • 2 green onions, chopped

  • 2 large sweet onions, chopped

  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped

  • 3 large tomatoes, peeled and chopped

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 2 cups mushroom broth

  • 1 ½ cups uncooked brown rice

  • 1 pound red snapper fillets, cut into 2 inch pieces

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Mix in flour, and whisk constantly 2 to 3 minutes, until a thick paste-like roux has formed.

  2. Stir file powder, garlic, green onions, onions and green bell pepper into the roux. Cook and stir until tender, about 10 minutes. Stir tomatoes into the mixture. Season mixture with black pepper, cayenne pepper, allspice, cloves, salt and bay leaf. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is well blended, 10 to 15 minutes.

  3. Pour in mushroom broth, and mix in rice. Increase amount of broth to cover all ingredients, if necessary. Bring to a boil, and mix in snapper. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour, or until rice is tender.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

302 Calories
7g Fat
44g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 302
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 705mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 33mg 163%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 567mg 12%

* 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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