11 Jul 2011, Comments (9)

Meals to Live Shrimp Jambalaya

Author: Healthnuttxo

Growing up, I had two favorite types of fish. Shrimp, and tuna in a can, and that was pretty much it. I’m going to be honest and say I haven’t eaten fish or meat in quite a while, and when I do it’s very sporadic. Just not digging it as much as I used to.

However, hunger rolled around 5 pm today, and looking through my freezer, the Meals to Live Shrimp Jambalaya meal popped out. Mmm. This sounds good- I haven’t had shrimp in forever! I thought. So after steaming up some veggies (since I had a feeling the meal would be small), I cooked this gluten free entree.

How yummy does this look??!

A little dark, I agree. I couldn’t get a pic with good lighting since people were eating at my kitchen table and I didn’t want to be rude.

I transferred to a plate and then added veggies on the side. There was actually more food Β than I had expected, which was a positive for me. Also,Β I noticed there was some extra juice/liquid that I just discarded.

It smelled pretty spicy, so at first I was a bit worried. I tried a piece of shrimp first, expecting a juicy, plump shrimp. However, that is not what I got. It was very tough and chewy, and had a fishy taste to it. I know, I know, “it’s seafood!”, but I have had shrimp before that tasted very good, and not fishy. I moved onto the rice, which wasn’t bad. It was fluffy in texture, but just very bland. It had no salty flavor to it whatsoever, and more tasted like bland rice with some spices. There was a bit of heat, but not as spicy as I thought it would be. There was also some peppers in the meal, that didn’t really add or take away from the meal.

Overall, I was not a fan of this meal. I liked this meal from Meals to Live much better, and would prefer it over this one. The Shrimp Jambalaya gets 2 stars from me, because I happened to enjoy the rice even though it was rather bland.

What’s your favorite seafood to eat? Or if you are a vegetarian/vegan, did you used to have a favorite?


I was provided this meal to try for free from the company.

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Comments (9) »

  • Adam says:

    My dad makes a great jambalaya. I love pretty much any kind of fish, but am a huge sucker for sardines and anchovies, as well as a thick, meaty tuna steak.

  • Healthnuttxo says:

    ah, I see you like the little fishies (sardines and anchovies)! I have a friend who loves those too, eats them right from the can with nothing else!

  • Adam says:

    Crazy about ’em. Love the flavor of sardines smoked in olive oil, and anchovies are great to use as umami or salt in any recipe. Both are very loud, so I like them on toast with some kind of dairy coating.

  • Yum Yucky says:

    Thanks for the review. It actually looks really good, like homemade! But I will steer my food trap away from it for sure.

  • Healthnuttxo says:

    ahah I know, so disappointing! πŸ™

  • Healthnuttxo says:

    hmm, sounds very interesting! I cant really judge because I have never eaten either sardines or anchovies, but if given the opportunity, Ill certainly keep your recommendations in mind πŸ™‚

  • Adam says:

    Try kippered snacks and kippered hearing. I like Crown Prince a lot. They are incredibly healthy and really satiating from a taste standpoint. I think 3 oz of sardines has something like 600% of the RDA for Omega-3s. Salmon is expensive and I’m not a big walnut guy, so i like getting my “super fats” from sardines. like i said, you can’t go wrong with some rye toast, light cream cheese, dill weed and sardines

  • Healthnuttxo says:

    that does sound pretty good- and how can you go wrong with toast and cream cheese, really? πŸ™‚

  • tea-bag says:

    i love seafood! especially sardines & anchovies, too! πŸ™‚ so good from you (and i eat them from the can with nothing else!)

    πŸ™‚

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