Crab Jambalaya

by Crab-O-Licious

This crab jambalaya recipe makes for a real hearty meal. Add a side salad and you're good go, but this is so hearty you really don't need anything else to add to make it a filling meal....maybe some bread and butter!?!

Interesting what they say at Wikipedia about Jambalya (It will open into a new window, so you can come back to this recipe.)

This is definitely an authentic Cajun crab recipe! Enjoy!


  • 2-3 Pounds Whole Crab or Crab Meat

  • 3 Slices-Bacon-fried-crumbled

  • 1/2 Cup-Onion-chopped

  • 1/2 Cup-Green and Red Bell Peppers-chopped

  • 1 Tablespoon-Flour

  • 3 Cups-Rice-cooked

  • 1-16 Ounce Can-Tomatoes-undrained

  • 1 Teaspoon-Worcestershire Sauce

  • 1/2 Teaspoon-Paprika

  • 1/4 Teaspoon-Thyme-chopped


Lift off back shell (if using whole crab) of the crab. Remove and discard viscera and gills. Rinse crab thoroughly under cool, running water. Break off legs; crack along edges. Cut legs into serving-sized pieces.

Break body section into several pieces; remove meat and reserve.

Cook bacon until crisp. Add onion and green pepper; cook until tender. Stir in flour; cook 1 minute.

Stir in remaining ingredients except for the crab meat. Chop up the tomatoes. Cook 5 minutes and stir occasionally.

Stir in reserved crab meat. Arrange cracked crab legs over rice mixture. Cover and cook over medium heat about 5 minutes or until crab is thoroughly heated.

This Crab Jambalaya recipe serves 4.

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