Cook sausage in a large skillet about 5 minutes. (If ham is used, add 1 tablespoon shortening). Drain off all but 2 tablespoons pan drippings. Add green peppers, onions, and garlic; cook until tender. Blend in flour; brown slowly, stirring often. Stir in tomatoes, water, and parsley. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce the heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Add shrimp and cook 10 minutes longer. Fluff lightly with a fork.
Makes 8 servings.
Jambalaya, Rice Dressing, Rice Dishes
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana