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.
Creole & Cajun Comfort Food is now available online.
Good Cooking, Good Eating and Good Living!!!