Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

Betty Campisi


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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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! The Test Kitchen


★★★★☆ 4 votes

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

How to Make Shrimp and Okra Gumbo


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

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About Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

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

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