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There is no great mystery to preparing okra. Simply wash the pods and trim off the tough stems into this cajun shrimp stir-fry.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
5 1/2 cups stir-fry
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels.

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  • In an extra-large wok or skillet heat 1 Tbsp. oil over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and sausage; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp turn opaque. Remove shrimp and sausage from wok.

  • Heat the remaining 1 Tbsp. oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic, Cajun seasoning, and thyme; cook and stir 30 seconds. Add okra; cook and stir 1 minute. Add sweet pepper, onion, and celery; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add tomatoes and hot pepper sauce; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until tomatoes begin to soften. Return shrimp and sausage to wok along with any juices; heat through. Serve over rice with lemon wedges and top with parsley.

Produce Prep

There is no great mystery to preparing okra. Simply wash the pods and trim off the tough stems. Slice pods. Stir-frying okra in a very hot skillet reduces its natural stickiness.

Nutrition Facts

383 calories; fat 17g; cholesterol 79mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 36g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 2g; insoluble fiber 7g; sugars 5g; protein 24g; vitamin a 2006.8IU; vitamin c 80.4mg; thiamin 0.3mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 2.8mg; vitamin b6 0.5mg; folate 67.6mcg; sodium 641mg; potassium 621mg; calcium 149mg; iron 2.2mg.
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