Shrimp and Barley Gumbo

The combination of collard greens, butternut squash, red and green peppers, and tomatoes makes this Louisiana-influenced stew rich in vitamin C, beta-carotene, an calcium. For a more attractive presentation, leave the shells on the shrimp tails.

Number of servings : 4

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Type of meal : | Main Courses | Main Courses

Special diet :


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 small butternut squash (about 700g / 1-1/2 lbs.), peeled and cut into 1cm (1/2-inch) chunks
1 cup quick-cooking barley
1-1/4 teaspoons Louisiana-style red pepper sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
500g (18 oz.) frozen chopped collard greens
1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
450g (1 lb.) medium shrimp, shelled and deveined


1. In a Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium-low heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook, stirring frequently for 7 minutes, or until the onion is tender. Add the bell peppers and squash; cook, stirring frequently for 5 minutes, or until the peppers are crisp tender.

2. Add the barley, red papper sauce, salt, thyme, and 3-1/2 cups of water; bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer; cover and cook for 10 minutes, or until the barley is tender.

3. Place shrimp on top of the stew; cover and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the shrimp are cooked through.

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