Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

Betty Campisi

By
@BLCBaking

This is one of my families favorite. We had a birthday this week and this was the request from the birthday girl. I let them choose what to fix that nite for their special day.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This isn't your typical roux based gumbo. The okra is what thickens this gumbo - very traditional for the older generation of Louisiana. The real flavor from cooking down all the vegetables is fabulous. The tomato pulls it all together. By adding them at the end, the shrimp are cooked to perfection. Pure southern Louisiana comfort food!

Ingredients

2 lb
shrimp
2 lb
okra (sliced)
2 medium
onion chopped
1/4 c
chopped bell pepper
1/4 c
chopped celery
4 Tbsp
oil
1 can(s)
small tomato sauce
2 c
water, warm
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix okra, onions, bell pepper and celery in oil and smother for 30 minutes.
2
Add tomato sauce and water.
3
Add shrimp and season to taste.
4
Cook about 15 minutes. Can also add water, as needed, if consistency is too thick.
5
Serve with cooked rice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish, Fish Soups, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy