Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Creole Shrimp and Okra 


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
3 cooked Kielbasa sausage, cut into pieces
1 (10 ounce) frozen cut okra, thawed or fresh if you have it.
2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning, or to taste
2 teaspoons salt
2 pounds peeled and deveined medium shrimp (30-40 per pound)


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.

I hope you have fun making this, and it is a fun dish, if you like sea food you will love this. You can make rice and serve it over rice too, or plain however you like it. But it takes you down home to New Orleans, and piece of corn bread with it you are set. Just ask Aliene, I bet she makes this dish.

Be blessed my friends, and have a wonderful Tasty Tuesday.. Hugs, Barbara ♥


Samantha said...

Sounds delicious Barbara !

Sandra Henderson said...

Being born and raised in Louisiana till I was 12, this is a dish is one I will make! love this kind of food! Now to find some shrimp in these here waters! I see shrimp boats off the beach now every day...XO

Camille said...

My hubby loves shrimp! Your recipe sounds yummy...I bet your family loves all the cooking you do for them! :)

Have a wonderful day!

sheepmom said...

Ok. THAT looks delicious. I just wish I could get more of my family to eat shrimp. And okra is ALWAYS available in the Ozarks. This might have to be a date night meal for me and hubby.

Karen said...

My husband would love this!

Nishant said...

Your recipe sounds yummy...
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Farmgirl Cyn said...

I do think I would love this, as I am a big shrimp fan!

Kelle said...

I copied this off, as Cortney and I love shrimp and we happen to be growing Okra again this season, Ummmm, Ummmm! Thanks for sharing this it looks delicious :o)

Jean Tuthill said...

This dish looks really delicious! I copied this recipe and I will make this for me and my Honey soon. It looks so easy and sounds so good. We both love shrimp and he is a southern boy and loves okra. This is a win-win recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Oh this sounds so good :) Hi, I just found your blog, I love it, Gonna follow it :)

A Gardner's Cottage said...

Shrimp and okra YUM!!! two of my favorites. I'll be right over :) and I will even do the dishes!

Theresa said...

Yummmmmmm, I love shrimp cooked ANY way:) I will try this for sure! Have a blessed day my friend!

Anonymous said...

Afternoon Barbara :)hope your day is going good :)
Thanks for the shout out on my blog :)

Patty H. said...

Hi, Barbara. Thanks for stoppign by my blog. Blessings Patty H.

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