One-Pan Spicy Okra & Shrimp


Serve spicy blackened shrimp and tender vegetables over aromatic basmati rice for an easy skillet supper. Use precooked microwave rice so you don't have to mess up another pan. This one-pan dinner is perfect for company, but easy enough to make on a weeknight.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons salt-free Cajun seasoning (such as Tony Chachere's)

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided

  • ½ pound fresh okra, halved lengthwise

  • 1 cup sliced red bell pepper

  • 1 cup sliced red onion

  • 1 ¼ pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 3 cups cooked basmati rice


  1. Stir together Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high. Add okra, bell pepper, and onion. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of the seasoning mixture, and cook, stirring often, until okra is lightly charred and pepper and onion slices are starting to get tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer mixture from skillet to a bowl.

  2. Without wiping skillet, add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to skillet. Pat shrimp dry, and toss with remaining seasoning mixture. Add shrimp to skillet, and cook, stirring often, until shrimp are opaque, 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. Return vegetables to skillet, and add parsley, lemon juice, and butter. Toss quickly in skillet until butter melts. Serve over rice.


Prep tip: If you want to peel and devein your own shrimp, buy 1 2/3 pounds raw, unpeeled shrimp.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

364 Calories
9g Fat
45g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 3/4 cup rice and 1 3/4 cups shrimp mixture
Calories 364
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 24g 48%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 458mg 20%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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