You’ve no doubt heard about shrimp and grits and eaten it a few times. It’s one of our favorite Lowcountry meals but one you’ve probably not heard much about is shrimp and okra. Yes, that’s right, we eat shrimp and okra on the regular around here. Local shrimp is delicious and available at reasonable prices and if you have a mind to cast your net in a nearby waterway, you just might pull some up. Okra is a traditional summer crop indigenous to West Africa, that can grow throughout the fall as well here in subtropical planting zone 8b. The okra stem will continue to grow taller and flower as the okra is harvested, the more you cut the more it grows. It thrives in hot, humid climates. A supper with shrimp and okra is a scrumptious feast. The okra is sautéed with a bit of smoked pork and onion if you’d like and finally before it’s too slimy, the shrimp is added and cooked until pink. Season with salt and pepper and you have a special meal that will fill you up especially as it is usually accompanied by rice and corn bread. So, what’s your favorite way to eat okra or shrimp? We’re going to share a few more of our favorites here for you to see.