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Okra & Tomatoes with Gulf Shrimp

Okra with Tomatoes and Gulf Shrimp

The combination of okra, tomatoes, and shrimp is a classic Cajun dish, perfect for serving over hot cooked rice.

Serves 6 people

Whatcha Need:

  • 1-1/2 pounds large (15-20 size) raw shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons Louisiana Cajun Seasoning, divided
  • 9 slices hickory smoked bacon, chopped
  • 4 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups diced fresh or frozen okra
  • 1-1/2 cups diced Roma tomatoes, seeded
  • 1-1/2 cup Louisiana Salsa, medium
  • 12 ounces clam juice
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 cups cooked rice

Whatcha Do:

  1. In a large bowl, put shrimp and 2-1/4 teaspoons Cajan seasoning and toss to ensure all shrimp are coated. Set aside.

  2. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until browned and crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to paper towels to drain. Add flour to bacon drippings and cook, stirring constantly, until roux is dark brown, 5-7 minutes. Be careful not to burn.

  3. Add okra, salsa, and diced tomatoes and cook an additional 2 minutes. Add clam juice and cook, stirring often, until thickened. Add shrimp and cook an additional 5 minutes or until just opaque. Stir in parsley, geen onions, and cooked bacon.

  4. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Serve over rice.