Okay, now before I raise the ire of any purists, I know this isn’t 100% authentic since it doesn’t include chicken or andouille sausage, but it is still incredibly delicious. While I am potentially irking Jambalaya lovers already, I might as well confess that I’m not big fan of andouille sausage. I hope we can still be friends! 😀
This particular recipe caught my eye because I had some ham in my freezer that I needed to use. Closer to Easter, I’ll be sharing one of my very best recipes for the most tender ham you’ve ever had … but it makes a lot, so I’ve been on the lookout for some new recipes because I don’t want to waste a bit of that yummy ham.
You could certainly add chicken to the recipe, but it had plenty of meat for me with the shrimp and ham combo. It was super filling and reheated beautifully too. There was a little kick to it, but nothing that overwhelmed or brought me to tears. Or made me sweat uncontrollably.
Was that too much information? Sorry. 🙂
Forgive my over-sharing, but I cannot share enough how good this jambalaya was … even though it’s not authentic. Still yummy!
P.S. This recipe is also HEALTHY! It comes from Ellie Krieger’s cookbook, The Food We Crave. Ellie is known for her delicious, low-fat recipes and this one definitely delivers. The serving size is 2 cups, 440 calories and under 10 grams of fat. Take that authentic jambalaya! This is comfort food that’s good for you!