Southern Okra and Tomatoes with Shrimp

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You’ll love the southern okra and tomatoes with shrimp recipe. This is about as Louisiana as it gets. This recipe is a lot like shrimp creole. You’ll start out by sautéing your holy trinity, then you’ll add in your okra and few cans of tomatoes. Let that simmer down and then in a separate skillet, sauté some shrimp in butter and Cajun seasonings. Add it all together and you’ll have the most delicious comfort food there is. 

You’ll love the southern okra and tomatoes with shrimp recipe. This is about as Louisiana as it gets. This recipe is a lot like shrimp creole. You’ll start out by sautéing your holy trinity, then you’ll add in your okra and few cans of tomatoes. Let that simmer down and then in a separate skillet, sauté some shrimp in butter and Cajun seasonings. Add it all together and you’ll have the most delicious comfort food there is. 

This is like a Louisiana version of traditional Okra and tomatoes. You’re pretty much cook your okra and tomatoes the traditional way. I sauté them all together in a pan and let them simmer for a while. Then in a separate skillet, you’re going to fully cook a pound of medium size shrimp, and a half stick of butter with some baking Cajun and seasonings. You’ll combine the two to finish it off.

You can technically eat this recipe by itself as a side or on top of rice as a main dish it’s super hardy and has that perfect Louisiana spice to it you definitely want to try to make this.



You’ll love the southern okra and tomatoes with shrimp recipe. This is about as Louisiana as it gets. This recipe is a lot like shrimp creole. You’ll start out by sautéing your holy trinity, then you’ll add in your okra and few cans of tomatoes. Let that simmer down and then in a separate skillet, sauté some shrimp in butter and Cajun seasonings. Add it all together and you’ll have the most delicious comfort food there is. 

Equipment You’ll Need

You don’t need too much equipment to make this recipe you’ll need a large skillet and then another skillet to sauté your shrimp and I also used the kitchen ice to trough up my onion, peppers and celery and that’s really about it. I did use a water run over my frozen okra in the sink before I added it to my pot. You can do that or you can let the okra thaw out or use fresh. If you have it it’s really up to you.

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You’ll love the southern okra and tomatoes with shrimp recipe. This is about as Louisiana as it gets. This recipe is a lot like shrimp creole. You’ll start out by sautéing your holy trinity, then you’ll add in your okra and few cans of tomatoes. Let that simmer down and then in a separate skillet, sauté some shrimp in butter and Cajun seasonings. Add it all together and you’ll have the most delicious comfort food there is. 

Ingredients You’ll Need

Holy Trinity:

You’ll start your holy Trinity, which in Louisiana is yellow onion, green bell pepper, and celery. You’ll chop it up and sauté it and butter until it becomes tender.

Frozen Cut Okra:

You’ll need about 24 ounces of frozen okra. I just use two small bags of frozen cut okra.

Tomatoes:

You need a 28 ounce can of regular petite diced tomatoes and then I use a regular size can of Rotel tomatoes with green chilies. I like the spice in the flavor that this added.

Butter:

I use butter and just about every recipe of mine. You’ll need about 6 tablespoons total for this recipe. I sauté my Trinity in two tablespoons and then I cook the shrimp in about four.

Shrimp:

You need a pound of medium-size shrimp. I like the medium-size for this recipe, but you can use whatever shrimp that you have. Make sure that they are peeled and de-veined.

Seasonings:

Seasonings are salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, Cajun seasoning like Tony Chacheres, And Old bay seasoning. You’ll use the Cajun seasoning and the old bay for your shrimp and the others to season your okra. It’ll all come together at the end.



You’ll love the southern okra and tomatoes with shrimp recipe. This is about as Louisiana as it gets. This recipe is a lot like shrimp creole. You’ll start out by sautéing your holy trinity, then you’ll add in your okra and few cans of tomatoes. Let that simmer down and then in a separate skillet, sauté some shrimp in butter and Cajun seasonings. Add it all together and you’ll have the most delicious comfort food there is. 

How to Make This Southern Okra and Tomatoes with Shrimp

Step One:

In a large skillet, add chopped celery, bell pepper and onion with 2 tablespoons of butter on medium heat. Sauté for several minutes until vegetables are tender.

Step two:

Run water over your frozen okra in a colander in a sick to defrost. Make sure all the water is drained and add it to your skillet. Add in some salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder. I would say about a halt to a teaspoon each. Stir and sauté until okra starts to become tender.

Step three:

Add your can of tomatoes and your can of Rotel tomatoes to the skillet. Let them all simmer on medium to low heat.

Step four:

While your okra and tomatoes are simmering, add your shrimp and about a half stick of butter to a separate skillet. Add in about 1 and a half tablespoons of Cajun seasonings and a teaspoon of Old Bay. Cook until shrimp and fully cooked.

Step five:

Add the whole skillet of shrimp and butter to the okra and tomatoes. Stir well and let it simmer for about 5 minutes to come together. Serve and enjoy!



okra and tomatoes scaled

Southern Okra and Tomatoes with Shrimp

You’ll love the southern okra and tomatoes with shrimp recipe. This is about as Louisiana as it gets. This recipe is a lot like shrimp creole. You’ll start out by sautéing your holy trinity, then you’ll add in your okra and few cans of tomatoes. Let that simmer down and then in a separate skillet, sauté some shrimp in butter and Cajun seasonings. Add it all together and you’ll have the most delicious comfort food there is. 
Course Main Course, One Pot
Cuisine American, Creole, Southern
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Large Skillet
  • Small Skillet
  • Kitchen Knife
  • Can Opener
  • Spatula or Spoon
  • Colander

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Chopped Yellow Onion
  • 1 Chopped Green Bell Pepper
  • 2 Chopped Celery Sticks
  • 24 oz Frozen Cut Okra
  • 28 oz Can of Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 14 oz Can of Rotel Tomatoes with Green Chiles
  • 4-6 tbsp Butter
  • 1 lb Medium Shrimp
Seasonings
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Cajun Seasonings
  • Old Bay

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet, add chopped celery, bell pepper and onion with 2 tablespoons of butter on medium heat. Sauté for several minutes until vegetables are tender.
  • Run water over your frozen okra in a colander in a sick to defrost. Make sure all the water is drained and add it to your skillet. Add in some salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder. I would say about a halt to a teaspoon each. Stir and sauté until okra starts to become tender.
  • Add your can of tomatoes and your can of Rotel tomatoes to the skillet. Let them all simmer on medium to low heat.
  • While your okra and tomatoes are simmering, add your shrimp and about a half stick of butter to a separate skillet. Add in about 1 and a half tablespoons of Cajun seasonings and a teaspoon of Old Bay. Cook until shrimp and fully cooked.
  • Add the whole skillet of shrimp and butter to the okra and tomatoes. Stir well and let it simmer for about 5 minutes to come together. Serve and enjoy!
Keywords Okra, Okra and Tomatoes, shrimp
You’ll love the southern okra and tomatoes with shrimp recipe. This is about as Louisiana as it gets. This recipe is a lot like shrimp creole. You’ll start out by sautéing your holy trinity, then you’ll add in your okra and few cans of tomatoes. Let that simmer down and then in a separate skillet, sauté some shrimp in butter and Cajun seasonings. Add it all together and you’ll have the most delicious comfort food there is. 

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Samantha



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