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Catholic Recipe: Shrimp Jambalaya


  • 1 to 1-1/2 pounds shrimp
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 firm bananas
  • salt
  • 3 cups hot cooked rice
  • 2 cups Creole Sauce II (See recipe)


Serves: 6

Prep Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: • • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:11+



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This is a variation of the Creole dish of Shrimp Jambalaya. Bananas and the Creole Sauce gives flavor to the dish.


Remove shells from shrimp and lift out vein that runs along the back. Cook in boiling salted water 3 to 5 minutes, until pink. Melt butter or margarine in frying pan. Peel bananas; cut crosswise into halves. Fry slowly in the butter or margarine until tender and easily pierced with fork, turning to brown evenly. Sprinkle lightly with salt. Make bed of rice on large heated platter. Arrange bananas around edge and shrimp on top. Prepare and pour over part of Creole Sauce II. Serve remainder on side. Makes 6 servings.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965