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Warm Gumbo Dip

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Hands-on time 35 mins
Total time 1 hr
Yield Makes 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 1 cup chopped assorted bell peppers
  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled, large raw shrimp, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup sliced pickled okra
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Toasted French bread baguette slices

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat; add green onions and next 2 ingredients. Cook, stirring occasionally, 6 to 8 minutes or until peppers are tender. Stir in shrimp and next 2 ingredients; cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low; add cream cheese, stirring until cheese is melted. Remove from heat, and stir in okra and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Spoon mixture into a 2-qt. baking dish, and sprinkle with remaining 2 Tbsp. cheese.

  2. Bake at 400° for 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with bread.