Sunday, November 1, 2009

Shrimp, Chicken and Okra Gumbo

I bought a packet of shrimps last week and did not know what to do with it. Finally decided to do a Shrimp, Chicken and Okra Gumbo. I found the recipe on but made some amendments to the original recipe. The beauty of this recipe is that it does not use roux. Instead, it used vegetables to create a thick stew. Definitely a healthier version of the traditional gumbo.

Ingredients :
1 pound (about 450g) of shrimps
1 pound *about 450g) of Okra, chopped
2 pieces of chicken breast, diced
2 tomatoes, diced
1 medium green pepper, diced
4 stalks of celery, diced
1 tablespoon of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon of tomato paste
1 medium onion, diced
3 stalks of green onions (spring onions)
olive oil
old bay seasons to taste
salt and pepper to taste
chili flakes to taste

Direction :
1. Marinate the chicken and shrimps with old bay seasoning, chili flakes, salt and pepper

2. Heat olive oil in a large pot on medium heat. Add the okra and saute for 15 minutes

3. Add onion and garlic. Saute for 5 minutes

4. Add green bell pepper, celery, tomato and tomato paste. Saute for 10 minutes

5. Add chicken. Saute till cooked. About 4-5 minutes

6. Add water and season to taste. Bring to boil and reduced heat. Simmer for 45 minutes

7. Add shrimps. Simmer for 20 minutes

8. Add green onions ( spring onions). Stir and cover. Serve.


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