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Spicy Jambalaya


This spicy Jambalaya will keep you warm all winter long. Jam packed with flavor and added heat, it will soon become an annual tradition like it has with our family.


  • To make the Spicy Sofrito:
  • 2 red or yellow bell pepper
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 full lime juice
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 habaneros with seeds and membranes removed
  • 2 Jalapenos with seeds and membranes removed
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • Jambalaya:
  • 1 cup of Sofrito
  • 2 Jalapenos with seeds,chopped
  • 2 Habaneros with seeds and membrane removed chopped
  • 1 cup of chopped Parsley
  • 1 Large Sweet onion quartered
  • 4 Green Bell Peppers quartered
  • 117oz can of tomato soup
  • 2 10oz cans of diced tomato with habanero
  • 1 Package of Andouille sausage, sliced into chunky bite size pieces
  • 1 pound of Jumbo Shrimp
  • 1/2 pound of Lobster meat
  • 8 oz of Halibut cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 paprika (hot paprika if you have it)


  1. Sofrito:
  2. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until well combined, refrigerate at least an hour. Freeze after use.
  3. Jambalya:
  4. In a medium stock pot, over medium heat add Sofirto
  5. Add roughly chopped Jalapenos and Habaneros,parsley, sweet onion, bell peppers.
  6. Add tomato soup and two cans of chopped tomato with habanero
  7. add all seasonings
  8. bring to a boil and then set to simmer
  9. Once pot has simmered for 15 minutes, add Andouille sausage and
  10. halibut, cook for 15 minutes
  11. add one pound of shrimp and lobster meat, cook for 10 minutes or until shrimp starts to curl
  12. add mussels until they open, then serve over white rice
  13. optional:
  14. cook basmati rice according to packaging, add 1 cup of sofrito to pan first for added color, substitute water for chicken broth.
  15. Optional: Omit Habaneros for medium heat
  16. Optional:Omit Habaneros and Jalapenos for little heat
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Cajun