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Creole Jambalaya with Shrimp and Sausage Recipe

Creole Jambalaya with Shrimp and Sausage Recipe

Creole jambalaya is often known as red jambalaya, thanks to its inclusion of tomatoes which give it color and name. It is distinct from Louisiana jambalaya due to this addition, but they are both delicious rice dishes which cook together in one pot. This is similar to paella or risotto, the deep and rich flavors of the other ingredients soaking in to the rice to give every little bit an intensity of flavor. This Creole jambalaya with shrimp and sausage from oneHOWTO uses flavors common to Southern US Creole cooking, their presence stemming from centuries of trade routes and clashing cultures in the south. Jambalaya is like Creole country itself, all these amazing influences together in one pot, complimenting each other when made correctly.

4 diners Between 45 & 60 minutes low difficulty
Ingredients:
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Steps to follow to make this recipe:
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Start your Creole jambalaya with shrimp and sausage by arranging your ingredients. The sausage you use is up to you, but you should use a cured type which you don't have to cook. Traditionally, thanks to French influence, the recipe calls for andouille sausage. We're using a kielbasa, but a similar sausage like Vienna would also work well.

Creole Jambalaya with Shrimp and Sausage Recipe - Step 1
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In a large, heavy bottomed pot heat the oil on medium low. Add the very finely chopped onion, finely chopped bell pepper and finely sliced celery. This constitutes a Southern US sofrito. Sauté until tender and the onions turn translucent.

Creole Jambalaya with Shrimp and Sausage Recipe - Step 2
3

Slice the sausages and add to the pan along with the ground coriander, thyme, oregano, paprika and cracked black pepper. Do not add salt as there will be enough in the fish stock. Add the tomato passata (sieved tomatoes) and chopped tomatoes. Stir well.

Creole Jambalaya with Shrimp and Sausage Recipe - Step 3
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Add the rice and stock. It's up to you whether or not it is a soupy jambalaya or a less saucy "dry" one. This will depend on how much stock you put in and how long you long you simmer it for. As long as there is enough stock to cover the rice and you cook it long enough to cover the rice, then you're golden. Flavor-wise, the longer the better, so stir it on low for at least half an hour.

Creole Jambalaya with Shrimp and Sausage Recipe - Step 4
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After this time, add the shrimp and cook for about 20 minutes. Make sure you devein and deshell them first. Before you serve your Creole jambalaya with shrimp and sausage, taste as see if it needs any more flavor. Serve in bowls and enjoy with some Navajo fry bread on the side if you're really hungry.

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