• 1 tbsp. oil
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 1 small bell pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 lb. cut okra, fresh or frozen

  • 1 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

  • 9 cups water

  • 1/4 cup dark roux

  • 1 1/2 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 3 cups cooked white rice

Shrimp and Okra Gumbo Recipe

In a large pot, heat oil and add onions, bell pepper, garlic, and okra. Cook over medium heat for 30-40 minutes, stirring frequently. The okra will be slimy at first, but once your cook it for a while, the slime will disappear. Add seasonings and stir. Add water, stir, and bring to a boil. Add roux, stir frequently, and make sure that roux dissolves completely. Boil for about 15 minutes. Add shrimp, and bring back to a boil. Turn off heat and let the gumbo rest for 20-30 minutes. Serve over white rice. Servers 6-8.