Shrimp and Andouille Jambalaya

I hear that some people across the country are actually experiencing summer like weather here at the end of May. However, here in good ol’ Seattle we are not so fortunate. No not at all. Actually it feels quite like March outside despite the fact that I signed a document with the date 5/27 on it yesterday. Because of this lovely weather we’re experiencing warm one pot dishes like this are still part of my meal planning. And heck, you’ll probably have a rainy summer day at least once this year where this dish with spicy andouille sausage, succulent shrimp, rice, bell peppers and Creole seasoning will be sure to warm you up.

Jambalaya can be tricky to share a recipe for. After all, I’m sure everyone and their cousin Bob has a recipe for jambalaya and imagines that dish whenever they hear the name. So I’m offering you my version today. Unlike most jambalaya recipes, this one does not have chicken. I didn’t have any. I did however have shrimp and andouille sausage which make a wonderful combination. I also added some bell peppers, onions and garlic. Really what’s not to love?

Shrimp and Andouille Jambalaya Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 12 ounces Andouille sausage sliced
  • 1/2 pound medium prawns, peeled and deveined



In a large skillet that has a lid, head olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, bell peppers and garlic. Cook 3 minutes.


Stir in Creole seasoning, Worcestershire sauce and rice. Cook 3 minutes. Pour chicken broth over the top. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook for 15 - 20 minutes or until rice is cooked and has absorbed all of the liquid.


Stir in andouille sausage and prawns. Cook 5 more minutes or until prawns are cooked through. Serve.



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    September 15, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Even increasing the liquids to 3 cups and the rice to 1.5 cuts, think that 1 T of creole seasoning (Tony’s) was too spicy for my DD. Think I’ll try 1/2 T next time.

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    June 2, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    I’m from Seattle originally (L.A. now) so I’m thoroughly familiar with end-of-May-days weather. The jambalaya looks fantastic, even the rice-non-loving BF will enjoy this!

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    June 1, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    I live in Vancouver so I know what kind of weather you are talking about, ugh! I can’t wait for some sunshine! This looks incredible, yum!

    Delightful Bitefuls