Dee Dee's Easy Shrimp And Okra Gumbo Recipe

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Dee Dee's Easy Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

Diane Hopson Smith


I can not take full credit for this! I found this wonderful recipe for Tomatoes and Okra here on "Just a Pinch" that Donna Brown (Gabbiegirl) had posted. Once I tasted her wonderful dish my mind went to rolling in high gear and I started thinking how wonderful shrimp would be added to this dish. I had left overs from Donna's dish so the next day I added shrimp, more tomatoes and a few other ingredients to come up with this recipe. It was very tasty and filling to say the least! I'm going to change it up again and try it with chicken the next go round. Hope you enjoy!! Thank you Donna for giving me the idea! If you are looking for some great recipes, check out Donna!

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4 to 6


20 Min


15 Min


Stove Top


2 to 3 lb
fresh or frozen shrimp
1 pkg
pkg zatrarains’s crawfish, shrimp and crab boil in bag
3 qt
water, boiling
4 Tbsp
cayenne pepper, to desired taste
3 Tbsp
lemon juice
1 lb
fresh okra, tops removed and sliced
1 can(s)
diced tomatoes, if using fresh, peel and dice 5 to 6 nice size tomatoes (i prefer fresh whenever possible)
1 c
chicken broth (i used 1 chicken bouillon cube dissolved in water)
1 to 2
stalks celery
1 to 2 medium
green bell peppers
2 large
cloves of garlic, minced
leeks or green onion, sliced thin (can use ½ to 1 cup onion, diced)
1 tsp
red pepper flakes, add more or less depending on your taste
2 Tbsp
cajun-style seasoning, more or less depending on your taste
1/2 tsp
2 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil, eyeball it
salt and pepper to taste
rice, cooked and hot

Directions Step-By-Step

To a large cooking container; add 3 quarts water, 4 Tbsp salt, Zatarain’s Crab Boil and lemon juice; add cayenne pepper, if desired. Bring water mixture to a rolling boil; add shrimp; bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Allow shrimp to remain in water 10 to 15 minutes. Drain water from shrimp and cool enough to handle the shrimp; peel shrimp and set aside.
In another large cooking container, sauté garlic, onions, bell pepper, celery and red pepper flakes in olive oil. Just before it begins to brown; add tomatoes (with juice), broth, oregano, Cajun seasoning, and then the okra, add salt and black pepper to taste. Mix well, cover, and simmer over med. heat about 10 minutes; add shrimp and simmer an additional 5 minutes, until shrimp is heated. Serve over hot rice.
Note: This is a spicy dish; add more or less spice depending on your taste buds. I like it hot and spicy.

Add more liquids if not soupy enough such as tomato juice or water.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish, Chowders, Fish Soups, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #shrimp, #tomatoes, #spice, #okra