Market Stew

This market stew is a kissin’ cousin of smothered okra and shrimp Creole. Tomatoes, okra, pepper, and sweet shrimp inspired a CCFM shopper to create this happy summertime recipe.


  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 large bell pepper, diced
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound fresh okra, sliced into wheels
  • Creole seasoning
  • 2 fresh tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • hot sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 ounces Louisiana shrimp, peeled and cleaned
  • hot cooked white rice


Sauté onion and bell pepper in oil until tender. Add okra and Creole seasoning; sauté until okra is tender. Add tomatoes, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce; cook over low heat for an hour or more or until desired tenderness is reached. Add shrimp 5 minutes before serving, cooking just until shrimp turn pink. Add salt to taste.  Serve over rice.

Serves 4

Recipe compliments of market shopper

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Market Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the field of public markets for public good. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.

Crescent City Farmers Market


The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round in four New Orleans neighborhoods. The CCFM hosts nearly 80 local small farmers, fishers and food producers, and more than 100,000 shoppers annually.