Shrimp and Okra With Tomatoes and Rice

Shrimp and Okra
Diana Rattray
Prep: 12 mins
Cook: 14 mins
Total: 26 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
411 Calories
21g Fat
17g Carbs
37g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 411
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 306mg 102%
Sodium 841mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Protein 37g
Calcium 226mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This combination of okra, shrimp, and tomatoes tastes great over freshly cooked rice. It's a wonderful way to enjoy fresh okra.


  • 12 to 16 ounces okra (trimmed, washed, sliced)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 green bell pepper (seeded and coarsely chopped)
  • 4 large tomatoes (peeled, seeded, and chopped)
  • 1/2 cup white wine (dry)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons parsley (fresh chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (or Creole seasoning blend)
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • Optional accompaniment: cooked rice

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet until the butter is melted.

  2. Add the onion and bell pepper; toss to coat evenly.

  3. Stir in the okra and cook over medium heat until the onion is translucent.

  4. Add the tomatoes, wine, lemon juice, parsley, and Creole seasonings.

  5. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes soften. Taste and add salt and pepper, as needed.

  6. Add the shrimp and continue cooking for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the shrimp turns pink and opaque.

  7. Serve with hot cooked rice, if desired.

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