Cajun Shrimp and Okra Gumbo Recipe

Serves/Makes: 8 servings


  • 3 pounds peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 4 pounds fresh okra, cut in 1/2-inch pieces, or 5 (16-ounce) cans
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 tomato, peeled and chopped
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 quarts water
  • Salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper, to taste
How to cook Cajun Shrimp and Okra Gumbo:
  • In oil, cook okra, tomato and onions until okra is no longer ropey, about 45 - 60 minutes.
  • Add water, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper; simmer for about 30 minutes.
  • Add shrimp and continue to cook another 10 minutes.
  • Serve the Cajun Shrimp and Okra Gumbo in soup bowls over cooked rice.


The Cajun Shrimp and Okra Gumbo recipe very easy to prepare and so good!


Gumbo is a stew or soup originating in Louisiana which is popular across the Gulf Coast of the United States and into the U.S. South. It consists primarily of a strong stock, meat and/or shellfish, a thickener, and the vegetable "holy trinity" of celery, bell peppers, and onion. The soup is traditionally served over rice.

This recipe for Cajun Shrimp and Okra Gumbo serves/makes: 8 servings

The Cajun Shrimp and Okra Gumbo recipe is adopted from The Cajun Cuisine - 1985.

Main Ingredient: Shrimp (more Shrimp recipes)
Preparation Method: Soup/Stew (more Soup/Stew recipes)
Cuisine: Cajun (more Cajun recipes)

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