• Tommy Centola

Shrimp & Oyster Jambalaya from The Bon Ton

Cookbooks seem to be on my end these days. I can't understand why? (Creole & Cajun Comfort Food available online now). I was thinking about restaurants that are no longer open in New Orleans. I found a book that my mother bought in the French Quarter in 1984 titled A LA New Orleans Restaurant Recipes. This week, I want to share two recipes from now closed restaurants. Today's is from the Bon Ton Cafe.


2 cups cooked rice

1/2 cup shortening

3 large white onions (chopped0

3 bell peppers (chopped)

3 stems of celery (chopped)

1 teaspoon garlic 9chopped)

2 small cans tomato paste

4 dozen medium shrimp (shelled)

4 dozen oysters (shelled)


Cook rice according to package directions. Keep warm.

Meanwhile, melt shortening; add onions, peppers, celery, garlic and sauté. Add tomato paste and simmer 1 1/2 hours.

Add shrimp and cook ten minutes. Add oysters ad cook an additional ten minutes.

Combine with rice and serve immediately.


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Enjoy!!!

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Good Cooking, Good Eating and Good Living!!!

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