Me gotta go, pole the pirogue down the bayou.
Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and filé gumbo,
Son of a gun, we’ll have big fun on the bayou.
A few of the words from the famous song and this is my low carb rendition of Shrimp & Smoked Sausage Jambalaya. You will absolutely need a recipe of Cauliflower Grits as it is part of the recipe that makes it low carb. To tell you the truth, I no longer mash cauliflower. I much prefer the grits as they do not “weep” after freezing and have nearly zero liquid in them. They truly are the consistency of grits and I am hoping after you make them you will agree and you will see lots of associated recipes listed there and this one will be soon.
As I am a Type II diabetic, all recipes on this website are low carb and diabetic friendly.
- 12-16 Oz Smoked Sausage (Andoille Is Best)
- 12-16 Shrimp Or About ½ Lb (More Is Always Better)
- ¼ C Olive Oil (I Use Lard)
- 1 Medium Onion Diced Small
- 1 C Chopped Green Peppers Diced Small (I Used Red)
- 2 Stalks Celery Diced Small
- 2 t Crushed Garlic
- 1½ Cans Diced Tomatoes
- 1 C Water + More If Needed
- 1 T Creole Seasoning (Your Favorite)
- 2 T Chicken Base
- 1-2 t Filé Gumbo (Not Necessary But Has A Subtle Sassafras Flavor & Helps Thicken)
- ¼ C Finely Sliced Green Onions
- ½ C Cauliflower Grits
- Salt & Pepper As Needed But Taste First
- Cut shrimp into 3-4 equal segments and slice or chunk sausage.
- Sauté sausage in dry pan until browned and set aside.
- Add oil to medium low pan then add onion, peppers, celery, and cook until veggies are softened.
- Add garlic & Creole seasoning and cook additional minute.
- Add diced tomatoes, water, & chicken base and simmer about ten minutes.
- Add back sausage and shrimp and cook until shrimp is finished or about 5-6 minutes.
- Taste and correct any seasonings.
- Take off heat, stir in filé gumbo, and let rest a minute or two.
- In large bowl place warmed grits in center and ladle jambalaya around them drizzling a bit of sauce on them.
- Sprinkle green onions on.
- 4 Servings
- 466 Calories, 29.5g Protein, 29.2g Fat, 15.4g Carbs, 5.8g Fiber, 9.6g Net Carbs
- Cauliflower Grits are included in the nutritionals.
- Good luck finding a sugar free sausage. Even the Andoille I use and get from Louisiana has 2g carb per 4 oz. but it’s way better than most. Be careful as a lot of smoked sausages even have corn syrup in them.
- If you want your Jambalaya a bit spicier add ½ t cayenne or hot sauce of choice and I like chipotle powder.