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!
1To 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.
2In 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.
3Note: 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.