Ok, I know, I know it's okra. But wait ... this is a simple and really delicious recipe. I know many of us don't like the stringy or sliminess of okra. As a kid I remember my mother stewing it with tomatoes. Hmmm not sure my bunch would go for that. But roasting it whole takes all of that "slime" away. My kids even eat this and my husband loves it. I had a dish like this at an Asian fusion restaurant and just loved it. Here is my take on it. I have also done this with broccoli - yum.
roasted okra by ann west
whole fresh okra
red pepper flakes
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Coat your okra with olive oil and place in a jelly roll pan. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes. Roast for 20 minutes. The okra should be browned on one side. Shake your pan and roast again for 10 min or so. Take out of the oven and sprinkle soy sauce over the okra and gently stir ( i love when the pan is so hot it bubble here). Serve and enjoy. Again I don't include amounts because this is left for your taste but just in case on average I bet I use about 2 - 3 tbls of soy & 1 tsp of red pepper flakes. Let me know what you think.