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.
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.
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.
I cut way back on the oil. Sauté the veggies separately, then layer on the plate, top with the shrimp, and squeeze lemon overall. Very pretty and delicious. I had an ear of corn on hand and added the kernels in with the tomatoes for a little more color and sweetness.
This is a great recipe and easy to make. This is a keeper. I made it for dinner last night and it was so good I am making it for dinner again tonight! My kids liked it thought my daughter thought it was a bit spicy. I plan to reduce the amount of red pepper when I make it again tonight.
This was excellent. I am not a big okra fan, but the okra was wonderful prepared this way. The only modifications I made were: 1- use cooking spray to cook okra and tomatoes instead of oil, and 2- added 1 T. of CL's shrimp butter at the end to finish it off. I will definitely make this again when I have fresh okra and tomatoes.
This recipe is definitely a keeper! I was pretty sure it would be good before I tried it because we like all the ingredients but we found it to be 'more than the sum of it's parts' . . . it was really, really delicious!
I did make one small adjustment . . . the picture looks like it has leeks so I added a chopped leek (I cooked it with the tomatoes). After looking at the recipe again, I realized that what I thought was leek is probably the okra blossom.
I just made this for dinner tonight. Okra was in at the Farmers Market as were the cherry tomatoes. This is the easiest, best tasting meal. We had baked acorn squash on the side. Perfect dinner. I will make this one for company.
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