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Sorghum Shrimp Jambalaya

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 5 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon + 1 tablespoon Salt Free Cajun Seasoning, recipe below
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups whole grain sorghum, cooked
  • 1 (14.5oz) can diced tomatoes, no salt added
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

Salt Free Cajun Seasoning Blend

  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1+ teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano


Salt Free Cajun Seasoning Blend

  1. In a small bowl mix all ingredients together. Store in a Mason jar or glass jar with a tight fitting lid in a cool dry place.

Sorghum Shrimp Jambalaya

  1. In a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon oil. Add the shrimp, season with black pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of salt free Cajun seasoning blend, and then brown on both sides, about 5-7 minutes or until shrimp just turns pink. Remove the shrimp to a plate. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil and the onions, peppers, and celery, and cook until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, and stir. Stir in the sorghum. Add the tomatoes and 2 teaspoons parsley. Bring to a simmer and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Add the shrimp back to the pot and garnish with the remaining 1 teaspoon of chopped parsley. If desired season with salt and pepper.

Recipe Notes

  • This recipe was inspired by Chef Timothy Walker for a Sorghum Checkoff event and adapted by Triad to Wellness.

Nutrient Analysis:
Serving size: 4 ounces of shrimp plus 1/2 cup sorghum, Calories: 280 calories, Fat: 8 grams, Saturated fat: 1 grams, Carbohydrates: 30 grams, Sugar: 5 grams, Sodium: 585 milligrams, Fiber: 5 grams, Protein: 20 grams, Cholesterol: 115 milligrams