Prawn and Ham Jambalaya

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Appears in
The Cooking of the USA

By Patricia Lousada

Published 1993

  • About

Jambalaya was brought by the Spaniards to New Orleans in the late 1700s and the name probably comes from the Spanish word for ham, jamon. The ham, prawns and rice absorb the spicy tomato sauce and make a rich succulent stew. Serve it with a green vegetable or salad.


  • 6 fl oz (175 ml) water
  • 2 teaspoons (2 X 5


Bring the water and 1 teaspoon (5 ml spoon) of the salt to the boil in a small saucepan. Add the rice and cover the pan immediately. Simmer over a very low heat for about 10 minutes, until the liquid is