Recipe courtesy of Justin Mason

Hattie's Creole Jambalaya

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 50 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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Extra-virgin olive oil, enough to coat a skillet

4 boneless chicken breasts, julienne-cut

20 jumbo shrimp, peeled and de-veined

All-purpose flour, for dusting

5 links andouille sausage, sliced

5 cloves garlic, minced

2 green peppers, julienned

2 red peppers, julienned

4 stalks celery, chopped

6 fresh okra pods, sliced

1 large Spanish onion

1 tablespoon oregano

4 tablespoons parsley

2 tablespoons paprika

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 tablespoon cayenne

10 peeled plum tomatoes, chopped

4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

3 cups long or medium grained rice

4 cups seafood or chicken stock

2 cups tomato juice

10 fresh crawfish, shell-on, optional

1 bunch scallions, chopped

Parsley, for garnish


  1. Coat a large, deep skillet with olive oil and keep on high heat until oil sizzles.
  2. Dredge chicken and shrimp in flour and add to skillet with andouille sausage. Lower heat and remove the par-cooked shrimp. Add garlic, peppers, celery, okra, and onion and cook on low heat for about 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Add all seasoning and diced tomatoes and Worcestershire.
  3. Add uncooked rice and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes on low heat. Add stock and tomato juice, then simmer for 5 minutes on medium heat, taking care to stir to prevent sticking. Once rice has completely cooked, add shrimp and crawfish; simmer for 2 minutes.
  4. Serve in a deep bowl and garnish with fresh chopped scallions and parsley.