Sassafras is a primary herb in Cajun and Creole cooking. This spicy jambalaya comes together in about an hour, and it's packed with New Orleans flavor. Ground Sassafras leaf, Cayenne our Cajun Blackened Seasoning give this classic Creole dish its distinctive flavor.

Prep time: 20 min

Cook time: 45 min

Total time: 65 min

Creole Shrimp Jambalaya
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods



  1. Melt butter in large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery and bell pepper, and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in rice.

  2. Add chicken stock, tomato and spices. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Stir in shrimp until well incorporated. Replace lid and continue cooking 8 to 10 minutes, until shrimp are cooked through. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, if necessary.