Shrimp & Butter Beans with Okra

A Southern favorite


  • 1-1.5 lbs shrimp, peeled & raw
  • 1/2-1 cup okra, chopped (optional)
  • 2 cans butter beans (drained)
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery, chopped
  • 5 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 5 tbsp. flour
  • 1.5 tbsp. minced garlic


1. Make a roux with the flour and oil. Stir constantly until a golden brown.
2. When the roux is ready, add in the Holy Trinity (onion, bell pepper, celery) and garlic. Cook for a few minutes, add water if necessary to loosen up the roux.
3. Add the butter beans and okra. Add seasoning: salt, pepper, hot sauce, Cajun seasoning (to taste). Stir in well, cover, and simmer for about 10-15 minutes.
4. Add the shrimp and cook for 3-5 minutes until cooked.
5. Serve over rice.

Serves: 3-5


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