Okra Shrimp Gumbo With Coconut Oil #SundaySupper

Okra Shrimp Gumbo With Coconut Oil #SundaySupper

Hearty Okra Shrimp Gumbo with Coconut oil and Veggies is comfort soup to me. Okra aka Lady’s finger in several cultures is one of my favorite veggies. I have eaten this at a seafood restaurant  and loved all the flavors mingled in this soup. So when my Sunday Supper team decided to do Soup theme I knew I had to make Shrimp Gumbo with okra ! I recreated the soup from memory ( I am usually quite good at guessing spices that have been added  to a dish etc).  The soup I had was thicker and the tomatoes were blended in, but I prefer chunky tomatoes, so I chopped them instead of pureeing. I tossed up lots of veggies in this shrimp gumbo making it a hearty meal in itself. Lots of fresh okra, tomatoes, celery, peppers and fresh herbs.  Okra gives any dish a unique flavor and if you’ve eaten okra, you know what I mean. Well, now that I made it I can honestly say it exceeded my expectation !  Just the aroma when I was cooking it was worth the effort and of course the taste was all that I had imagined. Don’t take my word for it, if you love okra and shrimp make this hearty soup and see if you don’t love it ! Don’t stop here ! check out all the other fabulous soups by my Sunday supper team ! If you want a veggie soup, skip the shrimp and you have hearty okra soup !


Nutrition Wise !

Shrimp is a low calorie food source of protein.Shrimp are rich in omega- 3 and 6 fatty acids. Okra is a great source of fiber. It is notably high in calcium, potassium and magnesium.. all the bone building nutrients ! Peppers area  powerhouse of vitamin C and tomatoes are loaded with lycopene. So much good stuff in this Shrimp Gumbo!




Shrimp Gumbo


  • 1lb medium shrimp (cleaned and devined)
  • 2 Cups okra (chopped)
  • 2 Cups peppers (chopped)
  • 4 Large tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 bunch spring onion (chopped)
  • 2 Stalks celery (chopped)
  • 4 Cups chicken stock
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup dill (chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp ginger (paste or shredded fine)
  • 1 Tsp old bay seasoning
  • 1/2 Tsp cayenne (or chili)
  • 2 Tsp sea salt
  • 1 Tsp cumin


Heat coconut oil. Saute raw shrimp with all the spices and ginger for about 4 minutes
Add chopped okra and saute another 2 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes, celery, peppers and saute for 2 minutes.
Add chicken stock and fresh dill and simmer for 30 -40 minutes till mixture thickens.

The #SundaySupper family have dug out their stock pots and slow cookers to serve up these amazing soups ! Check them out !


Do The Chicken Dance (chicken {or other poultry} soups)


Where’s The Beef (Beef Soups)


Pass The Pork. Please (Pork or Sausage Soups)


Under The Sea (Seafood Soups)


Eat Your Veggies (Chock Full o’ Vegetables Soups)


Some Don’t Like It Hot (Chilled Soups)


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