Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

No roux. My DH came up with this gumbo-like dish when our garden was overflowing with fresh okra. Whips up quickly and is great served with rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion in grease until tender in the bottom of a mediuim-large saucepan.
  2. Add all other ingredients except shrimp.
  3. Simmer uncovered for 25-30 minutes (put some rice on to cook while it simmers).
  4. Add fresh peeled shrimp and simmer another 10 minutes until the shrimp is done (pink).
  5. Serve over a bed of hot rice.
Most Helpful

I have to be honest here . . . I don't care if you call this "stew" or "gumbo". I call it "fantastic"!!! We loved the flavor and it is so filling and satisfying. I served over a bed of hot rice as suggested. You can't go wrong with this great dish!

Merlot July 22, 2008

I liked the recipe. Without so many spices one can taste the vegetables. I have used shrimp and chicken to make gumbo. Thanks for sharing

Corriee February 07, 2008

It's an ok stew, but as from being a gumbo as the Arctic is from New Orleans. Need I say more? Hint - gumbo is not just roux. It always has the Cajun Trinity and a wonderful layering of specific spices and herbs which simply are not here in this receipe (except for red pepper).

bisbeecookingschool August 25, 2006