Recipe by Kikimony
Southern Creole style okra!
Top Review by Cooking in New Orleans
I'm not a big okra fan, but this is a great dish. My mother-in-law makes a similar dish, but she adds smoked sausage and shrimp. Thus, I omitted the mushrooms and added sausage and shrimp. I sauteed my onions, bell peppers, and garlic in the olive oil. Then I added the okra and cooked it until most of the "slime" cooked out. Then, I added tomato paste and about one cup of water ( I didn't have canned tomatoes). I added cut smoked sausage and cooked for about 45 minutes. Last, I added pre-cooked shrimp towards the end of cooking, so they would not dry out. Great recipe. Thanks!
- 1 lb okra, chopped
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 (16 ounce) can whole tomatoes, with juice
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1⁄2 cup bell pepper, chopped
- 3⁄4 teaspoon chopped garlic
- 1 (2 1/2 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, with juice
- salt and pepper