In Season – Okra
I am a Southern girl and I love my okra. It is so yummy in soups and I really enjoy dredging it in a little cornmeal and frying it. The great news is that Florida okra is in season right now. In fact, okra is harvested about 10 months of the year in Florida.
Chef Justin created this Florida Gulf Shrimp and Okra Gumbo recipe, and does it sound tasty!
|2 pounds||medium Florida Gulf shrimp – peeled and deveined|
|1/2 cup||olive oil|
|2 pounds||chopped Florida okra|
|1 tablespoon||tomato paste|
|1||Florida tomato, chopped|
|1 cup||chopped onion|
|4 cloves||garlic, minced|
|1/2 cup||chopped Florida celery|
|1/2 cup||chopped green Florida bell pepper|
|6 cups||water or low sodium vegetable stock|
|1/2 cup||chopped green onions|
|Kosher salt and pepper to taste|
|Cayenne pepper to taste|