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Ham and Shrimp Gravy

Ham and Shrimp Gravy

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Chef John

I love eating this over rice or mashed potatoes. Even pasta would make for a deliciously effective delivery system!

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 234 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 14 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 19.2 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 154 mg
  • 51%
  • Sodium:
  • 1342 mg
  • 54%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Melt butter over medium heat in a deep frying pan. Stir in diced ham and cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in red bell pepper, celery, white portions of green onion, jalapeno pepper, and garlic; cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in Cajun seasoning and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Stir in flour; cook and stir until flour is no longer gritty, about 3 minutes. Pour in chicken broth and Worcestershire sauce; increase heat to medium-high. Simmer until vegetables are soft and liquid is reduced and thick, 10 to 15 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  4. Stir in shrimp; cook and stir until shrimp are cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and cayenne pepper to taste. Garnish with green parts of green onions.
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Reviews

Robin Bruce
3
7/11/2012

Wish I could give 4 1/2 stars. Very simple to prepare with a good combo of flavors....just not over the top. Just enough "zip" to make it interesting. Only thing I added was a little more garlic (because there is no such thing as too much garlic) and a splash of kitchen bouquet to enhance the gravy. Otherwise I follwed to the tee and served over creamy grits. Husband and son were pleased!

KayleenCle
1
12/23/2012

I thought this was brilliant... my hubby loves pasta so I poured it over some spaghetti noodles and it was a big hit ! I don't usually eat pasta but I want to eat some every week

Debbie1018
1
9/13/2012

OMG that was sooooooooooooooo good and I am like his wife grits for me my hubby is out of town so I am making all the things he doesn't like he is not a fan of shrimp with this recipe was totally awesome keep posting recipes Chef John love your food