Gulf Coast Jambalaya

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a long time favorite standby. One of my husband's top requests.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion, garlic, green pepper and celery in butter or bacon grease in large heavy pan over moderate heat for 12 minutes or until onion is golden brown.
  2. Add parsley, ham, thyme and bay leaves.
  3. Fry, stirring often for another 5 minutes.
  4. Add pepper sauce, salt tomatoes, tomato sauce and the water.
  5. Simmer for five minutes.
  6. Add rice, adjusting heat so liquid boils very gently, cover and cook for 30 minutes.
  7. Add shrimp to float on top (don't mix in- it's intended to steam on the top), re-cover and simmer an additional 10 minutes (depends on size of shrimp) or until shrimp are cooked, rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  8. Taste for salt and pepper needed.
  9. Toss lightly and serve.


Most Helpful

Great taste and easy to make. We'll be making this again!

mzirock January 28, 2011

Very good Jabalaya. I usually prefer "Brown" Jambalaya, but this was very good. Will be making again. In my house it made way more than 4 - 6 servings. I used Tasso Ham, Cajun Smoked Sausage, a piece of left-over chicken and some fresh jumbo Gulf Shrimp. Very Tasty for sure. Made for Rajun/Cajun/Southern Photo Tag Game 2009.

cajunhippiegirl September 13, 2009

Wow! What a great taste! I followed PanNan's directions exactly and they couldn't have been simpler to follow! What a great dish! It's no wonder this is one of your husband's top requests - I know it will be one of my husband's too!! This recipe should serve 4 very hungry people easily! Thanks!.....Oh, did I mention, WOW!!

Bev June 08, 2009

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