Favorite Okra recipes?
Where I am, okra appears to just be in season. These are the tinier Middle Eastern okra - and while I have a classic slow cook with tomatoes recipe I really like - I'm looking for other dishes.
What are other great recipes using okra?
Battered with egg and cormeal and fried. Serve with chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and cream gravy. After the meal, call your cardiologist.
Another great okra recipe is gumbo. I used this recipe: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...
Two things: I halved it successfully -- as written it's enough to feed a family of four for a week. Also, proper mis en place is critical. Once the roux is formed, things happen very quickly -- no time to stop and chop onions.
It is great stir-fried with shrimp. Quickly brown shrimp and remove from pan. Add sliced okra, garlic, ginger and sliced fresh hot chiles and cook until okra are barely getting tender. Add a sprinkling of sugar, lots of lime juice and a little fish sauce or soy sauce. Add the shrimp back to finish. I've added a little black bean sauce, too. The sugar and lime juice seem to grab onto the little bit of "slime" that comes from the okra to make a very good sauce.
I love the slow cook with tomatoes recipe so much that I don't know why you or I would need another recipe ;-)
I've had okra in soup and I don't really like that, but I guess someone does.
cornmeal crusted fried okra is good, but the small okra you have isn't for that and would be a shame to ruin them that way.
I recommend a tweak on your stewed okra with tomato recipe even though it probably doesn't need it. maybe a new spice added to it? Cumin? Coriander?
gumbo is always a good recipe, but, again, the tiny beauties you got may or may not be what gumbo needs.
All the best! Happy Cooking!
If you already make bamia bil zayt and you've had bamia bil lahm here are a few somewhat different ideas.
African peanut stew: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/we...
Okra salad: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...
Smothered okra: http://www.cookinglouisiana.com/Cooki...
Okra macque choux: http://www.chow.com/recipes/29696-maq...
Turkish chicken and okra stew: http://www.cookstr.com/recipes/turkis...
Turkish okra and chickpeas: http://english.turkishcookbook.com/20...