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Shrimp and Okra Gumbo
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Shrimp & Okra Gumbo

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr


  • 1 lb. okra thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley


  • Heat oil in a large pot. Add okra. Stir-fry for about 10 minutes until most of the slime is gone. Add tomatoes, onions and celery. Saute on medium low heat until vegetables are softened.
  • Add salt, cayenne, bay leaves, thyme and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes.
  • Add shrimp and parsley. Simmer for another 10 minutes.
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