Okra Stew with Shrimp


This is a delectable spicy creole concoction and is so easy to prepare.

4 servings


  • 1 pound medium shrimp - peeled and deveined

  • ½ lime, juiced

  • 4 tablespoons margarine

  • 2 green bell peppers, seeded

  • 6 tablespoons minced shallots

  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels

  • 1 cup chopped okra

  • 3 tomatoes - blanched, peeled and chopped

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 bay leaf

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 green chile pepper


  1. Place shrimp in mixing bowl and squeeze lime juice on top, trying to coat shrimp evenly.

  2. Heat butter in a stock pot and saute the green pepper with shallots or chives for 2 to 3 minutes. Mix in corn, okra, tomatoes, tomato paste, thyme, bay leaf and chili pepper. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for 10 minutes.

  3. Add the shrimp, return to a boil and simmer for another 5 minutes. Remove bay leaf and chili before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

309 Calories
13g Fat
23g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 309
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 173mg 58%
Sodium 337mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 102mg 508%
Calcium 114mg 9%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 839mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.