Okra Stew with Shrimp

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

Okra Stew with Shrimp Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Okra Stew with Shrimp for 4 servings:

  • 1 pound medium shrimp - peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 4 tablespoons margarine
  • 2 green bell peppers, seeded
  • 6 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 cup chopped okra
  • 3 tomatoes - blanched, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 green chile pepper

Okra Stew with Shrimp Cooking Instructions

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The following are the steps to cook Okra Stew with Shrimp easily:

  1. 1 Place shrimp in mixing bowl and squeeze lime juice on top, trying to coat shrimp evenly.
  2. 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. 3 Add the shrimp, return to a boil and simmer for another 5 minutes. Remove bay leaf and chili before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 309 calories; 13.3 grams of fat; 23.1 grams of carbohydrates; 27.1 grams of protein; 173 milligrams of cholesterol; 337 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Sep 4th 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 shal ...

  2. Jun 8th 2008

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

  3. Apr 13th 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 ...

  4. Dec 21st 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 ...

  5. May 31st 2004

    changed so many things around with this recipe, I'm going to submit my own.

  6. Apr 12th 2004

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

  7. Nov 10th 2003

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

  8. Aug 23rd 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 whit ...

  9. Dec 29th 2001

    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.