Shrimp & Okra Stew


  • 1/8 cup of cooking oil
  • 1 pound fresh Louisiana shrimp, peeled, any size
  • 4 cups of fresh okra, whole
  • 1 can rotel
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil (olive oil is great)
  • 1 quart Uncle Larry’s Stew in a Few
  • 1 cup water
  • market vegetables of choice (tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, etc)


  1. Pour oil in sauce pan. Turn heat to medium- medium/high.
  2. Add onion &sauté until tender, about 3 min.
  3. Add okra, Rotel style tomatoes and peppers. Season w/ salt & pepper. Simmer for 15-30 min, or desired texture. Set aside.
  4. Add shrimp. Sauté until shrimp turns pink.
  5. Add 2 cups of smothered okra. Continue to sauté until okra is heated & incorporated into the shrimp.
  6. Add the Stew in a Few & a cup of water. Stir well. Bring stew to a boiling point. Reduce heat.
  7. Simmer for 5 minutes. Serve over white rice.

Tips to avoid slimy okra:

  • Do not cut okra into pieces. Allow okra to cook whole so mucus does not extract itself out of the vegetable.
  • Soak the okra in vinegar for about 30 minutes and rinse it out before cooking.
  • Cook the okra for no more than 30 minutes to reduce the risk of the mucus sipping out.

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