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Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya Recipe

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Karen Little
Added: Monday, April 27, 2009


1 cup coarse chopped yellow onion
2 medium garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1 cup chopped sweet green pepper
3/4 cup finely diced celery
4 tbsp. bacon drippings
3 tsp. minced parsley
1 lb. smoked sausage or polska kielbasa, sliced
1 large bay leaf, crumbled
1/2 tsp. crumbled leaf thyme
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tsp. salt (or to taste)
1 28 oz can tomatoes
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 3/4 c. cold water
1 3/4 c. uncooked rice
1 1/2 lb. medium shrimp, raw, shelled, deveined

Saute onion, garlic, green pepper and celery in bacon drippings in large kettle for 8-10 minutes until they are limp and golden. Add the parsley, sausage, bay leaf, thyme and cayenne pepper. Saute, stirring often, for 5-6 minutes. Add the salt, tomatoes and their juice, tomato sauce and water. Simmer uncovered, for 5 minutes, breaking up any large clumps of tomatoes. Adjust the burner heat so mixture simmers gently. Stir in the rice, cover the kettle, and boil the rice for 40 minutes. Add the shrimp, tossing the mixture lightly to distribute evenly. Cover the kettle and simmer for 15-20 minutes longer, until the shrimp are cooked through, the rice is done, and almost all of the liquid has been absorbed. Taste the jambalaya and add the cayenne peer and salt, if needed.

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