At the farmers market yesterday I picked up a bundle of okra, just knowing I could find something to do with them this week. When I lived in Texas I used to eat pickled okra all the time, but my other favorite dish was stewed okra. Stewed okra can be done a number of ways, but here’s my favorite recipe.
- 2 cups diced okra
- 1 can diced tomato
- 1 bell pepper (I used a poblano pepper today)
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes ( I used a tad more today… I like it hot)
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper
To start, I diced the okra (and pepper) and then added them to a hot pan with olive oil. Saute the okra and peppers for about 5 minutes and then add salt and pepper.
Next add the red pepper flakes and diced tomatoes.
Allow the tomatoes and okra to stew for about 20 minutes. You may need to add some water to the dish if the liquid from the tomatoes evaporates.
and volia! Stewed okra.
I threw the stewed okra into lunch containers with chicken sausage and brown rice… perfect for Monday and Tuesday’s lunches.
So tell me, have you tried okra? If so, what’s your favorite way to prepare it/eat it?