Day 10: Jambalaya – with chorizo and prawns


Ever since I made Gumbo (which was gorgeous) I’ve wanted to try to make Jambalaya as well.  It turns out that Jambalaya is a lot simpler and faster to make than Gumbo and it is quite healthy too!  I will definitely make this again, it was lovely.


  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 250g chorizo sausage, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red capsicum, seeds removed, diced
  • 1 green capsicum, seeds removed, diced
  • 4 tbs sweet smoked paprika
  • 200g long-grain rice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 400ml tomato chopped tomatoes
  • 375ml chicken stock
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp cajun spice
  • 1 tbs oregano
  • 500g raw (local) prawns, peeled, de-veined, tails intact
  • 6 spring onions (using all parts), sliced

Add oil to a pan and cook the chorizo, then remove them (put it in a pot) but save the oil left.

Chuck the peppers and onion for a little while (a minute), then add the spring onions and after a little while more, (about two minutes) add the garlic and paprika.


Add everything else except the prawns and simmer for 20 minutes or until the rice feels almost done.  I had to add a bit extra time because it wasn’t stirred enough it started to burn and had to be transfered into another pot.


Finally add the prawns and simmer for a further 5 minutes (or until cooked).


Add it to a bowl and serve.

It was gorgeous!