Okra retains a delightful tender-crisp texture when cooked in a packet. Here, it teams up with shrimp, tomatoes and Cajun seasoning for a satisfying meal with a taste of New Orleans. Serve with grilled whole-grain bread or polenta.

Joy Howard
Source: EatingWell.com, May 2018


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill to medium-high. Cut six 14-inch lengths of heavy-duty foil. Coat 1 side of each piece of foil with cooking spray.

  • Combine shrimp, okra, tomatoes, onion, oil, garlic and Cajun seasoning in a large bowl; stir to coat thoroughly. Evenly divide the mixture among the foil sheets (place on the side coated with cooking spray), arranging the shrimp atop the other ingredients. Gather together the long ends of each foil piece, then fold up its open sides to form a packet.

  • Place the packets on the grill. Cook until the vegetables are tender and the shrimp is opaque, about 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

175.4 calories; protein 13.3g 27% DV; carbohydrates 13.8g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 4.5g 18% DV; sugars 5.3g; fat 8.2g 13% DV; saturated fat 1.2g 6% DV; cholesterol 95.3mg 32% DV; vitamin a iu 1767.5IU 35% DV; vitamin c 37.8mg 63% DV; folate 86.5mcg 22% DV; calcium 127.6mg 13% DV; iron 1.1mg 6% DV; magnesium 79.9mg 29% DV; potassium 659.6mg 19% DV; sodium 484.2mg 19% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 24% DV.