Posts Tagged ‘okra’

Stewed okra with Lemon Shrimp

August 9, 2008

I’m a lover of okra.  Fried is of course my favorite, but I also love it pickled, stewed, boiled, gumbo’ed… whatever.  Viva la slime!  This is an extremely easy way to make a side of stewed okra become a main dish.

½ lb jumbo gulf shrimp, peeled and deveined
juice of one lemon
zest of one lemon
kosher salt, fresh cracked pepper

1½ cups okra, sliced
28 oz canned tomato with juice
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 bay leaf
kosher salt, black pepper

Marinate cleaned shrimp in  lemon juice, zest, salt and pepper in the refrigerator for at least one hour.  In a medium sized pan combine okra, crushed tomatoes with their juice, and seasonings.  Simmer until the okra is soft and the flavors have combined.  About 5 minutes before serving, drop drained shrimp into the simmering okra mixture.  Cook just until the shrimp has pinked up and curled.