Cajun Jambalaya with Sausage, Shrimp and Crab

Cajun Jambalaya with Sausage, Shrimp and Crab

Ready in 45 minutes
25 review(s) averaging 4.4. 88% would make again

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Spicy and filled with vegetables, seafood, and sausage. This sauce can be served over grits, rice, pasta, or toast

"Crazy easy to make and good. I made a few adjustments: first, I forgot the celery. Second, used less than 3/4 pounds of shrimp which I felt was enough without being too much. Third, used Joes' Stuff seasoning rather than combining it all myself. Finally added a can of no salt, petite diced tomatoes like a lot of other recipes suggested and simmered it longer because of it. I would absolutely make this again! It was easy and delicious. The crab gave it a sweetness that was surprising and tasty. Served with rice. Even my 5 year old liked it!"


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1 pound shrimp; small - peeled
8 ounces andouille sausage
1 cup Onion; chopped
1 cup bell pepper; chopped
1/2 cup Celery; chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons Garlic; minced
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups Chicken broth
1/2 pound crabmeat; fresh lump - drained and picked
1/2 teaspoon Cajun spice mix; - salt free
1/4 teaspoon Celery seed
1/4 teaspoon Black pepper
1/8 teaspoon Salt

Original recipe makes 6



Peel shrimp, and devein, if desired. Set aside.

Cut sausage into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove sausage, and drain on paper towels, reserving drippings in pan. Set sausage aside.

Saute onion and bell pepper in drippings and hot oil 8 minutes or until tender. Add garlic, and saute l minute.

Whisk in flour, and cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute or until flour is browned.

Whisk in chicken broth. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes. Stir in shrimp, and cook, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Stir in sausage,

crabmeat, and spices; cook, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated.

Serve immediately over hot cooked grits, brown rice, pasta, or toasted whole grain bread.

To cut carbs further: Replace flour with Xanthan gum.

Alternate serving ideas:

At lunch, ladle the rich sauce into freshly baked pastry shells, and serve with a tossed green salad. For an evening meal, present the sauce over hot cooked pasta, grits, or rice. Follow package directions for the desired number of servings. Add a green vegetable, and you're set.

Adapted from recipe by: Paulette Thomas, Edisto Island, SC

Each (3/4 cup) serving contains an estimated:

Cals: 239, FatCals: 77, TotFat: 9g

SatFat: 2g, PolyFat: 2g, MonoFat: 3g

Chol: 178mg, Na: 657mg, K: 531mg

TotCarbs: 9g, fiber: 1g, Sugars: 3g

NetCarbs: 8g, Protein: 31g

Rice, grits, pasta, etc. not included in nutrition data.


This is a very flexible dish. You can use seafood, chicken, sausage, or whatever. Even Tofu would probably work but don't let any Cajuns find out about it.


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Great recipe!
flobiedobie 1 year ago

lecsosec_83 2 years ago

Great recipe, takes about 45 minutes total to make and is delicious!!! Great for beginners! :-)
ABattle692 2 years ago

My husband n I both loved it!
jennoso 2 years ago

Very good and flavorful....I did add 3 times the spice mix and a extra teaspoon of cayenne pepper...
twj426 2 years ago

Love this recipe! Easy and super delicious
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MrsGary001 3 years ago

We loved this recipe. I used some bayou style seasoning we already had which had salt so I didn't add extra. It was delicious. I also added the seasoning to the rice which gave it more flavor. Definitely will be making this again!
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