Braden Family Cookbook
(OR CHICKEN) & HAM JAMBALAYA
Melt butter in a heavy pan
over moderate heat. Add onion and
garlic and cook for about 5 minutes until clear, do not brown.
Add tomatoes, tomato liquid and tomato paste.
Stir over moderate heat for 5 minutes.
Add celery, bell pepper, parsley, cloves thyme, red pepper, black pepper
and salt. Stir often & cook
uncovered over moderate heat until vegetables are tender and mixture is thick
enough to hold its shape lightly in the spoon.
Add ham and sir frequently for about 4 - 5 minutes. Add shrimp or chicken, stir until warmed up then add the cooked rice. Serve directly from pan or casserole dish.