Okra Stew with Shrimp Recipe - Allrecipes.com

Okra Stew with Shrimp

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"This is a delectable spicy creole concoction and is so easy to prepare."

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  1. Place shrimp in mixing bowl and squeeze lime juice on top, trying to coat shrimp evenly.
  2. Heat butter in a stock pot and saute the green pepper with shallots or chives for 2 to 3 minutes. Mix in corn, okra, tomatoes, tomato paste, thyme, bay leaf and chili pepper. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the shrimp, return to a boil and simmer for another 5 minutes. Remove bay leaf and chili before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 21, 2004

MMM! This was very good and unique! I made the following changes: canned corn, 2 cans of diced tomatoes, petite salad shrimp, and omitted bay leaf and chile pepper. I did add red pepper for the spice! This was very good! Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 13, 2008

Disappointing. The vegetables were still cruncy - try cooking for 20 minutes before adding the shrimp. The flavors were a little uninteresting - probably could have used some garlic. I used canned corn, a large can of diced tomatoes, and more okra than the recipe called for, plus some red pepper flakes for some more heat.

Jul 09, 2003

I personally had the urge to add more onion and I just had to add garlic. I couldn't see adding the corn as I'm not very much of a corn lover. It's a great recipe.

Aug 26, 2003

Okra, shrimp and corn - what could be better! This definitely has to have garlic in it, at least at my house. I used stewed tomatoes with chilis instead of fresh and threw in a little white wine because I liked the idea. The only thing wrong with the instructions was the part about "chill before serving". It tasted too good to wait that long!

Sep 04, 2008

We love this recipe! I change a few things though. We add summer sausage and chicken instead of shrimp. I also dice up a jalapeno or two and toss in the mix. I use onions instead of shallots and add an extra red bell pepper. After cooking it all up we serve it over rice...very tasty!

Jun 08, 2008

as an old cajun living in south louisiana, this stuff is horrid.

Apr 12, 2004

Very tastey. I added red pepper flakes for some real heat, and some leftover chicken breast.

Nov 10, 2003

Excellent! I used canned tomatoes and that saved a lot of time. Garlic is a must. Enjoy!


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  • Calories
  • 309 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.1 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 173 mg
  • 58%
  • Fat
  • 13.3 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 4.6 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 27.1 g
  • 54%
  • Sodium
  • 337 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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