Everyday Paleo Jambalaya

IMG_9941Seafood “Who Needs Rice” Jambalaya was posted on the Everyday Paleo website back in 2010 and was an early paleo favorite for us.  I’ve never followed the exact recipe, but used it as the basis for a quick sausage and shrimp jambalaya.

My daughter was asking me for dinner ideas and took this suggestion.  She is also perusing NomNomPaleo and other paleo sites on her own for ideas which I highly recommend to everyone.  I love how proud she is of her culinary accomplishments!

Paleo Jambalaya

  • 1 lb Andouille sausage (or hot Italian sausage, mild Italian sausage, kielbasa)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 lb frozen shrimp (either cooked or uncooked is fine)
  • 4 or 5 carrots, diced
  • 1 orange or red bell pepper, diced or sliced thin
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (more if you want it spicier)

Do your best to find sausage without corn syrup, nitrites and other additives.  If it’s Andouille or kielbasa sausage and already cooked, you don’t have to cook it beforehand.  If you are using raw sausage, cook it first and drain on paper towels.  Use a large saucepan or soup pot.  Wipe out the sausage grease with a paper towel if you’ve cooked it.

Melt the coconut oil in the pot and saute the carrots for about 5 minutes.  Add the bell pepper and garlic and saute for another 5 minutes.  Add the sausage and cook about 5-7 minutes until it warms up.  Add the spices and chicken broth and bring to a boil.  Add the shrimp and cook for about 5 minutes (until the shrimp are pink if using uncooked).  Add the hot sauce to desired hotness.

My daughter served it over brown rice to absorb the tasty broth.  I don’t usually eat rice (unless I am indulging in great sushi) and just eat it with a spoon.  Either way it’s a quick and very tasty dinner!

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