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Stewed Tomatoes and Okra (with sausage and shrimp)

When I think of the foods I crave, there is generally a wonderful aroma connected with them. This dish is a delight to prepare and savor at the same time! Join Texicureans and Corey Benbow as we prepare this traditional southern African-American dish. And I learn an important food preparation hack!

Stewed Tomato and Okra (with sausage & shrimp)

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 2 cups Mahatma Rice
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 onion - chopped medium
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 package andouille sausage
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 pound raw shrimp
  • 1 bag frozen cut okra
  • Louisiana hot sauce to taste
  • Cajun seasoning to taste


  • Rinse Rice in bowl or colander until water runs clear
  • Add 2 Cups Rice to 5 Cups water in a pot, bring to boil, reduce to simmer, add stick of butter. Cook until water fully evaporates - (approx. 30 minutes)
  • In a large skillet, add 1 stick butter and melt over medium heat. Add chopped onion and pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes.
  • Add andoullie sausage and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add stewed tomatoes, stir in and cook over medium heat, covered for 10 minutes.
  • Add shrimp, cook fo 5 minutes, covered.
  • Add cajun seasoning and hot sauce, stir.
  • Add frozen okra to top (don’t stir) and cook for 7 minutes.
  • Stir and cook for additional 7 minutes.
  • Serve over cooked rice.