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Old 08-09-2007, 02:47 AM   #1
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Okra, shrimp and papaya?

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As this seems to be the right place, I have a bag of 5 or so of fresh store-bought okras, frozen black tiger shrimp and 1 large papaya. Any ideas on them? I want to use them in the same day and thought about making some faux gumbo but am left with the papaya. I bought it 3 or so days ago and it was fairly ripe then, so I don't want it to rot away without being used. Any ideas?

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Old 08-09-2007, 02:52 AM   #2
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i would grill the shrimp, and make an okra/papaya salsa to go on top, with a starchy, maybe spicey rice on the side.
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:20 PM   #3
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Grilling shrimp? Never tried that. The okra/papaya salsa with some spicy rice does sound very nice. Thanks for the idea. I'll try that tonight and see what happens.
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Old 08-14-2007, 08:23 AM   #4
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Jambalaya with a papaya salad on the side. Or put the jambalaya IN a half-boat of papaya. Ditto a curry served in a half of papaya.
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Old 09-28-2007, 11:47 AM   #5
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Try a Mango Shrimp Stir Fry and add the okra to it. Serve over rice.
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Old 09-29-2007, 11:55 AM   #6
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Slice the okra into little rounds, saute with a tablespoon of olive oil, diced onion, finely chopped fresh jalapeno (leave the ribs & seeds if you like it hot), minced garlic. When the okra is almost cooked through add the frozen shrimp, serve over angel hair pasta with a papaya puree. Puree made with the papaya, ginger and green onions, blended until smooth. Pour over the shrimp and pasta.
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Old 09-29-2007, 10:10 PM   #7
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Ooo! That sounds good, Healthy Gourmet
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Old 10-01-2007, 04:39 PM   #8
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Grilling shrimp? Never tried that. The okra/papaya salsa with some spicy rice does sound very nice. Thanks for the idea. I'll try that tonight and see what happens.
Definitely try it, grilled shrimp is awesome!
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Old 12-02-2007, 09:48 PM   #9
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Totally agree, grilled shrimp is great. I often baste the shrimp with garlic butter for added flavour.
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