Smothered Okra With Shrimp

Learn how to make the best smothered okra with tomatoes and shrimp on the stove without being slimy!

Recipe Snapshot




1 h 30 min

Slice the okra into bite-size pieces, then wash, drain, and set it aside. Cut the tomatoes. Peel, devein, and wash the shrimp. Prepare the garlic paste or mince garlic cloves. Roughly chop the onions.


Step 1


Season the shrimp with salt and pepper. Mix well to combine. Then, in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add extra virgin olive oil. Add the shrimp when the oil is heated through. Cook the shrimp until just lightly pink in color. Next, remove the shrimp from the heat and set it aside.


Step 2


In the same saucepan, add the okra and onions. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally. Next, add the tomatoes and mix well. Then add the tomato paste, Cajun Seasoning, ground ginger, cumin, red pepper flakes, basil, parsley, and water. Stir to combine. Then add the bay leaves.


Step 3


Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and cook. Stir occasionally to keep the ingredients from sticking to the bottom of the saucepan. Add the shrimp and continue to cook. Serve warm with rice.




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