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Mardi Gras Jambalaya

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This is a surprisingly simple recipe for Mardi Gras Jambalaya - unusually rich and delicious with flavors most of us like to savor. This Mardi Gras Jambalaya is great meal to serve for special occasions.
  Water 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Celery stalks 1 (With Leaves)
  Shrimp 2 Pound
  Cooked ham 1 1⁄2 Pinch, sliced thickly
  Butter 4 Tablespoon
  Onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), finely chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  White rice 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Canned tomatoes 1 Pound
  Bouillon/Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Tabasco 1⁄2 Teaspoon

1) In a saucepan, mix together the water, salt, bay leaf and the celery and bring to a boil the previous day
2) Tip in the shrimp and simmer for 5 minutes
3) Drain the shrimp and allow to cool
4) Shell and clean the shrimps and keep ready to use for the next day
5) Using a sharp knife, cut the ham into 1/2 inch cubes
6) In a frying pan, melt some butter, add in the onion, garlic, and cook till tender
7) Add in the rice and toss to coat well with the butter
8) Add in the tomatoes, bouillon, salt and the tabasco sauce
9) Bring the mixture to a boil and then lower the temperature, cover the pan and cook for 20 minutes till the rice is tender
10) Add in the shrimp, ham and continue to cook for about 10 minutes till everything is well mixed

11) Serve the rice warm

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Rice, Ham
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 450 Calories from Fat 147

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g25.5%

Saturated Fat 8.5 g42.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 377.2 mg125.7%

Sodium 1021.3 mg42.6%

Total Carbohydrates 25 g8.2%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12.2%

Sugars 0.6 g

Protein 49 g99%

Vitamin A 32.6% Vitamin C 27.5%

Calcium 17.1% Iron 40.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Mardi Gras Jambalaya Recipe