Okra Recipes

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Fried Okra

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A simple Southern classic! Okra is dredged in seasoned cornmeal, then fried until golden.

Roasted Okra

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As a good Southern gardener, I find myself bringing in okra by the armload nearly every other day. Stewed okra is great, but for a little variety, we like to roast ours from time to time. This is so simple and easy and the okra tends to not be nearly as gummy or slimy when roasted. Chopped tomato makes a great addition when we have some handy.

Air Fryer Roasted Okra

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9
Love the flavor of okra, but dislike the slimy texture? Air-fry the slime out of it!

Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo

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This classic Cajun dish with sliced smoked sausage, shrimp, bell peppers and okra in a rich broth is ladled into bowls over rice.

Husband's Grandmother's Shrimp Gumbo

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69
My husband's grandmother taught me this recipe. She actually cooked for Cajun festivals. She used 40-gallon trash cans for her stock pots. People would line up for this authentic Cajun specialty. This recipe serves eight but multiplies well. Serve gumbo over cooked white rice.

Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

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119
I like to add crabmeat to this hearty soup as well. Serve over rice with crusty French bread. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Instant Pot® Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

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9
Making gumbo can be time consuming, so speed things up by using your multi-functional pressure cooker. Garnish with chopped flat leaf parsley, if desired, and serve over rice.

Roux-Based Authentic Seafood Gumbo with Okra

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14
This from-scratch gumbo takes a little bit of time, but is well worth the effort! No bouillon, chopped tomatoes, chicken, sausage, or bacon here! Impress your Cajun friends with this wonderful gumbo. Serve over white rice with a side of French bread. Enjoy!

Caribbean Fish Soup

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3
Not just a healthy soup, it's very tasty too. I always loved this soup while growing up in the Caribbean. To my surprise it turned out to be a good warm-up drink too. Long story short, as I waited for a bus on a very cold and windy winter evening in NYC, I noticed a West Indian restaurant across the street. I ran in to get a cup of coffee or tea. The last thing on my mind was a bowl of soup. They were about to close and the only thing they had was fish soup. I took a small cup and went back to the bus stop. It warmed me up so much and reached such a good place inside me that I ran back for more.

Baked Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

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7
Gumbo doesn't have to be hard! Instead of slowly cooking and stirring a roux for what seems like forever, try this alternative baked method. It's not a shortcut per se, but cooking it in the oven will save you from having to stand over the stove for hours. Serve hot with a spoonful of white rice.

'Momma Made Em' Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

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40
Straight from my mom's kitchen in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana! Chicken, sausage, and okra gumbo that warms the soul.

Chunky Vegetarian Vegetable Soup (Fast and Easy)

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79
I make this super-easy vegetarian vegetable soup about every other week. It's thick and hearty, almost like a stew. Served with warm whole grain bread it makes a filling meal. Use green peas or green peas in place of okra if preferred.

Inspiration and Ideas

Okra with Tomatoes

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This is a yummy side dish with rice. Using two types of tomato gives the dish texture and is a tasty explosion of flavors with lots of garlic and crushed red pepper.

Granny's Okra Soup

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A delicious beef and vegetable soup that is a variation on the okra and tomato-based soup my great-grandmother used to make on the farm in Alabama. It's great with fresh or canned veggies, works with just about any alterations - I use fresh, locally-grown ingredients and it's always amazing. All ingredient measurements are approximate. The important thing about Granny's okra soup is that the tomato is the main ingredient, but okra, lima beans and potatoes are important too. Adding or subtracting other vegetables to taste or based on availability is perfectly acceptable.