Smothered Okra with Shrimp & Crabmeat

Okra, Shrimp and Crab Meat, who would ever think of combing these ingredients together? Well the Creole people and it is surprisingly good. I know okra is not for everyone since not everybody likes that slimy texture but if you will have to try at least one okra dish then this has to be it. For some reason it is not as slimy as other okra dishes as the crab meat sort of absorbs it, this dish is also full of flavour, cooking it with Creole seasoning, tomatoes, onions, celery, and bell peppers makes it really tasty.

Smothered Okra with Shrimp & Crabmeat
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Serves: 5-6
  • 800 g okra
  • 400 g prawns
  • 300 g crab meat
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large green capsicum, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil
  1. In a pot add oil then sauté garlic, onions, capsicum and celery until onions are soft.
  2. Add the okra together with paprika, cayenne, oregano and thyme.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes, bring to a boil then simmer while covered for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the crab meat and prawns, you might need to add a splash of water then continue to simmer for 5 more minutes. Season with freshly ground black pepper and salt, turn off heat then serve.



4 Responses

  1. kitchenriffs says:

    I DO like okra, so this dish is for me! Sounds like such a wonderful combo of ingredients — tons of flavor in this. Thanks!

  2. clevermunkey says:

    First time reading your blog and I absolutely love it. I didn’t know what okra was until recently. I have known it as ladies finger for many years! I don’t mind having prawn and crab meat together. My favorite 😀

  3. Loads of flavor in this recipe! You and I are thinking creole this week. Great minds think alike. Love the addition of crab!

  4. suituapui says:

    Never cooked okra this way. Can’t go wrong with prawns and crabs.

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