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.

Source: EatingWell.com, May 2018


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15 mins
30 mins


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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

1 1/3 cups
175 calories; protein 13.3g; carbohydrates 13.8g; dietary fiber 4.5g; sugars 5.3g; fat 8.2g; saturated fat 1.2g; cholesterol 95.3mg; vitamin a iu 1767.5IU; vitamin c 37.8mg; folate 86.5mcg; calcium 127.6mg; iron 1.1mg; magnesium 79.9mg; potassium 659.6mg; sodium 484.2mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

2 1/2 vegetable, 1 1/2 fat, 1 1/2 lean protein