Cooking Index - Cooking Recipes & IdeasAlbacore Jambalaya Recipe - Cooking Index

Albacore Jambalaya

Jambalaya, the classic Cajun one-dish meal, is a spicy combination of rice and tomatoes flavored with meat, poultry or seafood. According to the Acadian Dictionary, the word "Jambalaya" comes from the French word "jambon" (meaning ham) and the African "ya" (meaning rice). Mild and firm, Pacific albacore is an especially good choice for jambalaya, which can be served with a tossed salad and crusty French bread.

Type: Fish
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs 681g / 24ozPacific albacore steaks
1 tablespoon 15mlButter
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlDried thyme - (rounded)
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlCayenne pepper
1 tablespoon 15mlMinced garlic
1/4 cup 15g / 0.5ozChopped green onion
1/4 cup 59mlCubed smoked ham or smoked sausage
1 can  Whole tomatoes - (28 oz) - drained, chopped
1/4 cup 36g / 1.3ozCoarsely-chopped green pepper
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
1/4 cup 59mlDry white wine
1 tablespoon 15mlChopped parsley
1 1/2 tablespoons 22mlLemon juice

Recipe Instructions

Rinse albacore with cold water; pat dry with paper towels. Cut albacore into 1-inch cubes.

In large non-stick skillet, melt butter. Add garlic and onion; saute until tender but not browned. Stir in tomatoes, wine, lemon juice, thyme and cayenne. Mix well.

Add albacore, green pepper and ham. Bring to simmer. Cover and braise 4 to 5 minutes. Do not overcook! Albacore should be pink in center when removed from heat.

Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve over cooked rice.

"Western Fishboat Owners Association at"


Average rating:

Unrated, please add a rating

Submit your rating:

Click a star to rate this recipe.