Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Spicy Seafood Jambalaya

Here's another Cajun fave that is perfect for any occasion and guaranteed to please your family and guests. The succulent combination of the seafood , tomatoes, and the trinity, blended with a spicy garlic, tomato sauce and rice is out of this world! It's like a scrumptious seafood jambalaya, with a twist. Serve with a fresh summer salad, cornbread , and a nice glass of white wine for a wonderful meal. Bon appetit!

Spicy Seafood Jambalaya

2 tbs.'s olive oil
1 lb. medium shrimp (peeled and deveined)
1 lb. lump crab meat
1/2 cup, each, of "the trinity", (onions, celery, and bell peppers), chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 bay leaves
2 cups seafood  stock
1 can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained
1 small can tomato sauce
1 tsp. Cajun seasoning
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
3 cups cooked rice
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

And sometimes, I will add a half pound of sliced Andouille sausage, or during the season, I will add some crawfish tails in the mix, too. Yum!

Place the seafood in large bowl and season to taste with Cajun seasoning, and set aside. Chop the veggies, garlic, and parsley. In a large heavy pot, saute the trinity in the olive oil, for 5 minutes.

Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, stock, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, and 1 tsp. Cajun seasoning,  stir, and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
Add  shrimp and crab meat, and stir, and simmer for 5 more minutes. Add parsley,
and remove from heat, cover and let stand for 10 minutes.

Remove bay leaves,  add cooked  rice, and blend gently until well combined. Transfer to a 13x9 inch,  buttered baking dish and bake, cover with foil, and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Uncover, and sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese and bake for 5 to10 more minutes or until cheese melts. Cest bon, cher! Fab!

Pairs well with my Creole Summer Salad, w/ Tabasco Vinaigrette. Click here to see recipe.

And Mama's Buttermilk Cornbread

1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
2 tbs.'s sugar
2 1/2 tsp.'s baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. In separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, and vegetable oil. And add to the dry ingredients, and stir, until just mixed, and pour into a 9 inch, buttered baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes, or until top is browned and a toothpick comes out clean. Melt in your mouth, good!

I'll be sharing these at:

 Let's Do Brunch ~ What's Cooking Wednesday ~ These Chicks Cooked 

Cast Party Wednesday ~ Full Plate Thursday ~ Show and Tell Friday ~ Fresh Food Friday 

Many thanks to all of my new followers! Please leave me a comment, so that I can visit you. 

Hope you're all having a wonderful week! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!


the wild magnolia said...

Fab-u-lous! I already have a ham gumbo cooking for tonight. This Casserole will be on my table one day next week.

Thank you, for sharing!

Jessica | Cajunlicious said...

One word...YUM! This looks amazing and the cornbread made my mouth water!

Rosaria Williams said...

Now that's a smart way to cook and serve.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Tey more delicious 'nosh'. You do spoil us LOL

Eddie Bluelights said...

Must be dyslectic or drunk LOL. On last comment for 'Tey' please read 'Yet'. Strange to use an errata sheet on a comment. Just given myself an idea for a future post LOL. See ya on a future culinary adventure. Eddie

Joanne said...

I'm liking the looks of that Creole Summer Salad, summertime is great for veggies and light meals. I think I could make a meal out of that salad, with a good slice of that buttermilk cornbread on the side!

A GAL NEEDS... said...

I Love me some cajun food! Just keep posting these fabulous recipes and I will keep coming back! Thanks so much for the follow from the hop! Following back!

Unknown said...

Cute Blog! I love me some Cajun food--my hubby's from "Cajun country" and I always get a big reaction when I cook his "home" food--can't wait to tell him I found your blog! Oh wait, now he'll expect more...LOL jk

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm following you back now! I can't wait to explore some more--you'll be seeing me around your blog now!
"see" ya soon!

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

It all looks AWESOME! I could eat that entire pan of cornbread ~ hot and with a ton of butter - YUM

Thanks so much for joining the Train!

jmac said...

I'm a loosiana gal too and do love the cajun food! Been enjoying reading your blog and wondering if yu know my good friend from New Iberia!! The Larsons?

Michelle B said...

I went to a potluck dinner Monday night and someone brought something like this. But looking at your recipe, I can say that it didn't have nearly the flavors I know yours does!

Jenny B. said...

That looks amazing! I am your newest follower from the hop! Please follow me back @ http://bookreviewsbyjenny.blogspot.com/

Cloudia said...


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Rita said...

Very easy to know this sould be an instant hit chez moi.

Honey at 2805 said...

This looks perfect for a hot summer evening! Jambalaya, Creole Summer Salad and a glass of cold white wine..ah-h-h!

kitchen flavours said...

As usual, your Cajun food leaves me drooling for some! I'm printing out your Mama's Buttermilk Cornbread recipe! Thanks! Have a lovely day!

Mrs. Ma'am said...

Hello, from Catch a Wave Wednesday. Fellow Cajun here :) Be sure to check out my blog, too. www.Cajunbombshell1.blogspot.com

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RecipeObsessed said...

YUM! That looks right up my alley!

hidden art of homemaking said...

your food looks delicious ..we ate at a low country restaurant last night and I thought of you..no kidding....there was remoulade sauce on the crab cakes...delish...I am having a hard time finding creole mustard though...I LOVE your blog..thanks for visiting..

Marguerite said...

wm- Thanks, so glad you like it! It won't disappoint and that ham gumbo sounds good, too. You're welcome!

cajunlicious- Merci, cher! It's fab and I hope you give it a try! Super easy to make!

rosaria- Thanks, all three are very easy to make! Hope you try them. Thanks for stopping by!

Eddie- Thanks, so happy to supply you with tey more delicious "nosh"! lol Yes,I do! My guess is the second one! lol Cheers!

TCM- Hi and welcome! You're welcome, I enjoyed it! I will, would love to win that laundry ball! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Joanne- Thanks, cher! I love this salad and eat some version of it, every day. Hope you try it and the cornbread!

Helena- Hi and welcome! So glad you like Cajun food! Thanks for coming by and for following back!

Carolyn- Hi and welcome! Thanks so much for all of your nice comments! Great that you're married to a Cajun and I guarantee that these recipes will make him happy! lol Thanks for coming by and for following back!

Midlife Roadtripper said...

I'm starting a long word document filled with your recipes. This one sounds most delicious.

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

My husband's family would be LOVING it if I made your delicious casserole. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina said...

Marguerite, what a special cajun recipe! Each time I read your posts I just get so jazzed about our December visit to New Orleans! I've yet to taste my first beinets/begnets (sp??), mufalletta, and more! I just can't wait!

living for the planet said...

Your recipes look delicious! I'm visiting from the blog hop and I'm your newest follower. I'd love it if you followed me back at http://organicplanet.blogspot.com/

Susanna Powers said...

Hi Marguerite, This looks delicious! Jambalaya casserole and cornbread-- I'll have to look into creating this lovely combination on the weekend. thanks & keep cool, sp

nanny said...

that casserole would be a big hit at my house....I just wish I could get my hands on good crab meat!!

carolinaheartstrings said...

Wow does this look fantastic. I cannot wait to get this recipe try. Come over and visit us today. We have a great brushetta recipe.

Marguerite said...

Donna- Hi and welcome! Thanks, glad you like it and hope you give it a try! You're welcome and thanks for coming by and following me back!

jmac- Thanks, so glad you're enjoying it! I don't know the Larsons, but someone else asked me about them, too, so maybe I should meet them. :)

MM- Thanks for the nice compliment, cher, and for stopping by! With Louisiana crab and shrimp, and Rotel, you know it's got to be good! :)

Jenny- Hi and welcome! Thanks, it's fab and I hope you try it! Thanks so much for coming by and for following! I am following you now, too!

Cloudia- Aloha, cher! That happened to me last year and it was so frustrating. Hope it gets fixed, soon! I'll be over soon!

Rita- Thanks so much for your sweet comment and for stopping by! It's always a hit at my house and there are never any leftovers. :)

Honey- You got that right, cher! It's a perfect combo and so delicious! Hope you give them a try! Cheers!

kf- Thanks, so glad you like the cornbread and hope you try it! It's fab! You're welcome and hope you have a lovely day, too!

The Fajdich Times said...

I love this recipe....thanks for sharing:)

Miriam said...

Great casserole! I love me some jambalaya :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

carol l mckenna said...

Tres bien! Merci beaucoup for stopping by my blog ~ am following you now ~ My son went to Tulane in New Orleans so love cajun food! Wonderful recipes ~ Wow!
enjoy the weekend ~ come visit again ^_^

The Harried Cook said...

Looks so delicious, Marguerite! :) Love it! And that cornbread looks fabulous too... Thanks for sharing :)

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

Love your seafood jambalaya casserole. And it's got Rotel in it too, making it even better.

Happy Fresh Food Friday.

Miz Helen said...

Hi Marguerite,
How are you doing, it is good to see you always. I would just love that casserole and the salad and of course topping it off with that wonderful buttermilk corn bread. It is a wonderful meal! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week. Have a great week end!
Miz Helen

Chaya said...

This is quite a meal. Each part looks wonderful. I am glad you shared the cornbread. For some reason, I have never made cornbread with buttermilk and I really want to. You can be my inspiration. Thanks and thanks for linking this to Let's Do Brunch.

Magic of Spice said...

Jambalaya just happens to be my youngest sons favorite dish...and as a casserole, brilliant!
I am going to have to try this one out for him :)

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

Your jambalaya and cornbread is definitely my kind of meal - delicious! I love that you call onions, celery and peppers 'the trinity', that is such a great description as they are such fantastic flavour makers in soups, stews, casseroles, and of course, jambalaya! Thank you for sharing this wonderful post with Let's Do Brunch.

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing another winner!
This recipe is a KEEPER. It was DELISH!!! :)