About this recipe:A classic Louisiana dish, made by combining bacon, ham, chicken, smoked sausage, prawns, green pepper, onion, tomatoes, Cajun seasoning and rice. It's a very hearty one pot meal.
6 rashers streaky bacon, cut into 2.5cm pieces
125g celery, chopped
1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
1 onion, chopped
225g cooked ham, cubed
225g cooked chicken, cubed
225g smoked sausage, cubed
2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes, with liquid
500ml beef stock
500ml chicken stock
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
380g uncooked white rice
225g small cooked and peeled prawns
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Method Prep:25min › Cook:40min › Extra time:1hr5min › Ready in:2hr10min
Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook until crisp. Remove bacon pieces with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add celery, pepper and onion to the bacon fat and cook until tender.
Add the ham, chicken and sausage to the pot and pour in the tomatoes, beef stock and chicken stock. Season with thyme and Cajun seasoning. Bring to the boil and add the rice. Bring to the boil, then turn the heat to low, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes, until the rice is tender.
Stir in the prawns and bacon just before serving and heat through.