Part 2 of my recipes from Neiman Marcus No Jacket Required cookbook.

Cajun Shrimp Jambalaya

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 cup white rice (uncooked)
  • 3 slices of bacon, cut up
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 large green peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1-6 ounce tomato paste
  • dash of paprika
  • 3 tablespoons fish thyme, chopped or 1 tablespoon dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red hot pepper
  • 2 cans, 14-ounce each, crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 pound cooked ham, diced
  • 1 1/2 pounds cooked shrimp
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley or 2 tablespoons dried


  1. Cook the rice according to the package directions, and set aside.
  2. In a large pot over medium heat cook the bacon until light brown.
  3. Add the onion, green peppers, and garlic. Sauce until tender.
  4. Blend in the tomato paste, paprika, thyme, salt and red pepper.
  5. Stir in the rice, shrimp, ham, crushed tomatoes, and parsley.
  6. Cook until heated through.

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