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Help with a dish with okra, tomato, corn, hot links and/or chicken

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Nayners Aug 10, 2012 11:59 AM

I made a dish with these ingredients years ago, but it was a recipe from a friend, and of course I can't find the recipe. I'm going to use frozen okra that is already sliced, fresh tomato, bell pepper, and canned corn. I believe I shook the okra in a bag of cornmeal and cooked it first in oil, to remove the slime. It's important that I don't have the slime! I want to add sliced hot links and shredded or diced chicken. I served this dish over white rice. Also, I want to make it a bit spicy so should I use cayenne pepper or fresh scotch bonnet peppers? I'd appreciate any tips/recipes to make this dish.

  1. todao Aug 10, 2012 01:06 PM

    Sound like a Succotash. Let me look through what I have and get back to you.
    In the meantime, take a look at this and see if it comes close:
    http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1926,...

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    1. re: todao
      todao Aug 10, 2012 01:40 PM

      4 - 5 ounces diced chicken breast, precooked.
      4 - 5 ounces smoked sausage, precooked (Kielbasa, Andouille, Bratwurst, Knackwurst will all work)
      2 tablespoons butter (approximate)
      2 tablespoons olive oil (approximate)
      1/4 cup minced onion.
      1 1/2 cups frozen okra, thawed and thoroughly drained (fresh crisp okra will work but you've got to know how to select, slice and prepare it for cooking. Substitute using fava beans, lima beans or soy beans).
      2 cups fresh or frozen sweet corn, thawed.
      2 cups peeled, seeded and chopped fresh tomatoes.
      2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley.
      1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice.
      One large beaten until foamy.
      Corn flour (substitute fine corn meal or Masa).
      Salt
      Pepper
      Red pepper flakes or other spicy seasoning as preferred.

      Put okra in shallow pan/dish and cover with a cider vinegar.
      Make sure its surfaces are all completely wetted with vinegar.
      Set aside for 30 - 45 minutes then drain and rinse thoroughly, place on paper towels and pat dry.
      Put flour (or substitute) in plastic bag. Add the okra and gently shake to coat.; set aside.
      Cut the sausage into thin rounds; set aside.
      Shake excess coating from the okra pieces, dip in beaten egg and dredge once more in flour.
      Put 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pan. Heat over medium flame until shimmering.
      Place okra single layer in the hot oil. Fry until browned, turn and brown opposing side.
      Remove from heat, drain on paper towels, set aside.
      Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the onion and cook over medium low heat until onion is tender. Add okra, chicken, sausage, and corn.
      Add seasoning to taste.
      Continue cooking over medium/low heat until all vegetables are hot and cooked through.
      Add tomatoes and cook a few more minutes until tomatoes are heated through.
      Stir in the parsley and drizzle with lime juice.
      Check seasoning for proper balance and serve immediately.

      1. re: todao
        n
        Nayners Aug 10, 2012 08:50 PM

        Thank you so much! This is just what I needed.

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          kengk Aug 11, 2012 06:58 AM

          That's an interesting recipe. When I read the OP I thought they were looking for a Gumbo or Jambalaya recipe.

          The fried chicken joints around here sell pretty good fried okra as a side. Would make this recipe very quick and easy.

          I could actually stop on the way home from work and get two fried chicken breasts and two orders of okra and have dinner on the table in no time.

          1. re: kengk
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            Nayners Aug 12, 2012 09:51 PM

            When I posted the question, I was thinking it was succotash, but then jambalaya crossed my mind. I have a bag of frozen, sliced okra so that's pretty easy to make. Anyway, there are no restaurants that I know of, in Los Angeles, where you can find fried okra. Lucky you! Thanks for the tips anyway.

          2. re: todao
            mamachef Aug 12, 2012 10:52 PM

            What a beautiful recipe, todao. This looks delicious. I was thinking, if you didn't want to add the chicken or sausage: wouldn't that be awesome topped off with a fried egg? I am so making this, one way or the other. :)

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              eateastindian Aug 12, 2012 11:07 PM

              Indeed that sounds great!

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          becks1 Aug 11, 2012 06:20 AM

          Try this just add sausage and the corn
          http://www.almanac.com/recipe/smokey-...

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          1. re: becks1
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            Nayners Aug 12, 2012 09:53 PM

            Great recipe. I hadn't heard of this site but I saved it to my favorites.I now have enough info to put together a pot of something or other!

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            eateastindian Aug 12, 2012 10:13 PM

            Seems like you are making something complicated. We have 2 personal favourites. Try them. You'll like them:

            1. Stuffed Okra - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJlDPngbLeI
            2. Simple Okra fry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IswoP...

            Let me know what you think of them.

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