Shrimp and Okra With Tomatoes and Rice

Shrimp and Okra
Shrimp and Okra. Diana Rattray
  • 26 mins
  • Prep: 12 mins,
  • Cook: 14 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Ratings (11)

This combination of okra, shrimp, and tomatoes tastes great over freshly cooked rice. It's a wonderful way to enjoy fresh okra.

What You'll Need

  • 12 to 16 ounces okra, trimmed, washed, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper; seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 4 large tomatoes; peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun or Creole seasoning blend
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds shrimp; peeled and deveined
  • Hot cooked rice

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet until the butter is melted.
  2. Add the onion and bell pepper; toss to coat evenly.
  3. Stir in the okra and cook over medium heat until the onion is translucent.
  4. Add the tomatoes, wine, lemon juice, parsley, and Creole seasonings.
  5.  Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes soften. Taste and add salt and pepper, as needed.
  6. Add the shrimp and continue cooking for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the shrimp turns pink and opaque.
  1. Serve with hot cooked rice.

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