Okra Shrimp Gumbo With Coconut Oil #SundaySupper

Hearty Okra Shrimp Gumbo with Coconut oil and Veggies is comfort soup to me. 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 ! 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)


Of course once you have seen all of the recipes for the day, you’ll not want to miss our  #SundaySupper conversation on twitter each Sunday

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  1. You’ve really out done yourself on this one. Such a stunning gumbo! Wonderfully healthy too!
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  2. I just love a good gumbo. Yours looks so good and I’m very happy about it being good for you. Beautiful photos too.
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  3. Look at the color! I’ll take all of your leftovers, please! :D
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  4. This looks perfect for the cold weather.
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  5. We love shrimp, but have never used them in a soup before. This looks wonderful!
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  6. This looks fantastic!! I have never used coconut oil before but recently bought some and have to start to use it. Thanks for sharing!!!
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  7. This soup is full of so many good things Suni! Very hearty and delicious. Is okra similar to swiss chard?
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  8. Delicious and Nutritious! I love it!
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  9. This looks so awesome! Okra in soup is my favorite :) I can’t wait to try this.
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  10. Looks gorgeous. First, we eat with our eyes, and you won me over !
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  11. What a beautiful soup and so good for you too!
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  12. This is quite lovely, the colors and everything. I bet the aroma of the coconut oil got rid of the fishy smell of the shrimp. I’m definitely going to try this out soon!
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  14. Sue, you amaze me with your talent. This soup looks so good.
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  15. This sounds and looks like a fantastic soup!
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  16. This gumbo looks delicious! I never tire of good gumbo.
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  17. Mmmm! With a swap for the coconut oil I would be all over this!
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  18. Sue, another gorgeous dish, as always!
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  19. Looks absolutely delicious! I’m gonna try cooking that during my family dinner on Sunday. I hope I get it right, thanks for sharing!

  20. I love Okra, but I’m allergic to Shrimp. What do you suggest I can substitute with it for this dish. It’s really a mix of very interesting flavors and I seriously want to try it.

  21. Looks delish! I can’t wait to sink my teeth into those juicy morsels when I ‘try’ to imitate your dish. I hope nothing goes wrong thought.

  22. The pictures already look tasty, I could only wonder what it tastes like. I really do not know how to cook that is why even making this is a difficult task. But then again, I can always ask my husband to cook it for me. Thanks again.
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  23. This is mouthwatering! I have made gumbo in a while and I’m really curious in your addition of Coconut Oil.Thanks for sharing this!
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  24. Shrimp Gumbo is my favorite. My mom cooks it all the time. After she left for the middle east, I’m starting to miss her cooking. I’m going to try out your recipe. Seems interesting.

  25. I’m skeptical about the coconut oil. I tried it out before and well, it’s not really giving me the taste that I desire. Coconut milk is different however.

  26. Your photos are stunning, Sunithi- I can’t stop looking at them! You don’t know how badly I want a bowl of this mouthwatering gumbo.
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  27. Oh wow I bet this is wonderful. I need to get some more coconut oil

  28. Hi
    What a great sounding soup it isn’t like soup that we get over here in the uk our soups are only good for a starter. This looks like it is the whole meal on its own. Looks absolutely delicious

    Uuummmm lee
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  29. adding some pieces of corn will be more delicious I think :)
    I like the aroma the most, it always make me want to have more…
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  30. Okra is a popular vegetable of the housewives. The interesting thing is that it contains more nutrients for good health, such as fiber, mucilage, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, niacin, calcium, potassium, magnesium, folic acid, iron.Very good for health.
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  31. McKenna S says:

    Did you use refined or unrefined coconut oil for this?


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