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Easy Creole Okra and Shrimp Recipe
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Easy Creole Okra and Shrimp

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"This recipe is quick easy and delicious. Spoon over white rice and enjoy."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    55 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the bell pepper and onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes, then add the okra, sausage, Cajun seasoning, and salt. Cover and cook for 30 minutes. Stir in the shrimp and cook until they are bright pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the center, 8 to 12 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 19, 2010

Many Cajun "stews" also use chopped celery and minced garlic, which I added to this. Because I like Cajun food a bit on the spicy side, I used RoTel tomatoes rather than regular ones, also, and I used fresh okra (which I cut up myself) as well (but frozen okra will do just fine, as long as its unbreaded). A word of caution: Cajun/Creole pre-mixed spice, such as Tony Chachere's or Zatarain's, already has plenty of salt in it, as well as red pepper and other spices. If you use the spice, don't use additional salt. Instead, just use the Cajun/Creole spice to taste, and if you want a bit more zip, you can splash a dash or two of Tabasco onto your serving, which won't substantially add salt. Serve it up with some hot garlic bread, and you've got a quick, simple meal in itself. Also, if you want a twist, rather than adding shrimp, boil a couple or three chicken breasts until they're cooked, cut them into chunks, and make chicken and andouille stew. You'll love it!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 16, 2011

This was okay. It was bland for my husband and I but we like complex flavors. We like gumbo much better. I'm not sure I'll be making this again. If I do, I will use crushed tomatoes instead of diced. I browned the sausage first and then cooked the onion/peppers in the sausage drippings. Even then, it didn't do it for us. I used Tony C's spice; very salty (there are better seasonings out there). Sorry to be a downer. :( It was easy to make though! Served over rice.

Apr 26, 2010

This was great and so easy! I added some celery and garlic and used polish sausage instead of andouille. I will definitely be making this again and again.

May 03, 2010

I made this not so easy on myself as I bought shrimp that I felt like I had to spend forever on to de-vein and remove the shells (cause I'm cheap) and I will not make that same mistake again...lol. Anyway, onto the rating. I think this was quite good, though I felt like it was a wee bit too salty for my taste. I'll have to check if my Cajun seasoning I used contained salt. My husband felt it was too spicy (wimp), but a family friend who previously resided in New Orleans said it was excellent and not spicy at all. I served this over brown rice and boy does it stick to your ribs! Thanks for the recipe! P.S. It was impossible for me to find fresh or frozen okra at any grocery store in this area (NJ) - I checked 4 stores! Finally just bought fresh at Produce Junction. We Northerners are denied easy okra access! :P

Feb 10, 2010

Great recipe! I simplify the recipe withtout using the meat, onions, and bell pepper. It is a great, healthy side dish when served with brown rice as well!

Nov 23, 2009


Feb 23, 2011

Very easy to follow recipe. Followed it, except for adding regular salt because the Cajun seasoning was salty enough. Turned out fantastic.

Dec 09, 2009

Made this Saturday~~for a group of friends watching Alabama vs. Florida football~~it was delicious. Everyone loved it. Will be making again and again. Thanks for sharing!


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  • Calories
  • 205 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 175 mg
  • 58%
  • Fat
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 25.5 g
  • 51%
  • Sodium
  • 1163 mg
  • 47%

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

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