Prawn and okra gumbo stew

    Prawn and okra gumbo stew

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    Okra, prawns and a variety of sauteed vegetables make up this tasty stew. Serve with rice.

    Serves: 6 

    • 1 kg fresh prawns - peeled and deveined
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • cayenne pepper to taste
    • 125ml olive oil
    • 1kg chopped okra
    • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
    • 1 tomato, chopped
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 sticks chopped celery
    • 1 green capsicum, chopped
    • 2 litres water
    • 4 chopped spring onions

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:2hours  ›  Ready in:2hours15min 

    1. Season the prawns with salt, pepper and cayenne to taste and set aside. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the okra and saute for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the tomato puree, tomato, onion, garlic, celery and green capsicum and saute for 15 more minutes.
    2. Add the water and season to taste. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes. Add the prawns and simmer for 20 more minutes. Finally, add the spring onion and stir thoroughly.

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