Skillet-Roasted Okra and Shrimp

Skillet-Roasted Okra and Shrimp Recipe
Photo: Squire Fox


Makes 6 servings
Total time: 30 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 30 Minutes


1 pound unpeeled, large raw shrimp (3 1/35 count)
3 cups (about 8 oz.) fresh okra, cut in half lengthwise
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 pt. heirloom cherry tomatoes
3 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
Garnish: thinly sliced okra blossoms


1. Peel shrimp; devein, if desired.

2. Sauté okra in 1 Tbsp. hot oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a bowl.

3. Cook tomatoes in 1 Tbsp. hot oil in skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes or until skins are charred. Place in bowl with okra.

4. Sauté shrimp, garlic, and dried crushed red pepper in remaining 1 Tbsp. hot oil in skillet over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Stir in okra and tomatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Garnish, if desired.