Smothered Okra with Shrimp & Crabmeat

Smothered Okra with Shrimp & Crabmeat is a Creole style dish of okra, crab meat and shrimps cooked in tomatoes,herbs and spices like cayenne, paprika, celery, thyme and oregano.


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.

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Smothered Okra with Shrimp & Crabmeat

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 5-6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Smothered Okra with Shrimp & Crabmeat is a Creole style dish of okra, crab meat and shrimps cooked in tomatoes,herbs and spices like cayenne, paprika, celery, thyme and oregano.


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Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil

Instructions

  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.

 


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5 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.

  5. Omnivore says:

    The reason why so many okra dishes also contain tomatoes is because it is the tomato that cuts the slime of the boiled okra. Fried okra is not slimy, but plain boiled okra is. My dad, a good old Cajun boy, loved boiled okra because he said it tasted like raw oysters!

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