9.18.2009

{companions} roasted okra (no strings attached)

photo by ann west

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
olive oil
red pepper flakes
soy sauce

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.

13 comments:

amy and ann said...

great photo and okra is an all time fav of mine! my kids love it too(well, if it is fried). Ha ha. this looks great!! can't wait to cook later with you. amy

DesBisoux said...

i've seen that veggie before but never know what it was or how to cook it. Thanks!x

DesBisoux said...

btw, congrats to you two for the new shop!x

Ms. Bright said...

I'm scared, but since we love okra here at the Bright house, I will trust y'all and try it!

Scattering Lupines said...

Thanks to Paula at Two Ellie, I found your blog today!

Can't wait to get some amazing recipes...

Joyce said...

Another great recipe to try. Have a golden weekend! xoxo

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

I never tried Okra until I came over to Canada...10 years ago...
I don't particularily love the slime...but roasted sounds wonderful!
I'm going to try and find some fresh...haven't seen it at our local supermarket!
Have a lovely weekend Ann, and thanks for sharing such awesome recipes and pics.
I'm hosting a giveaway this weekend...for an original piece of Artwork by moi...so come and enter...will post later today!
Char

vanessa said...

This sounds great. Your photos are beautiful as well.

Line said...

theses are so good It reminds me of Indian cooking!!

the southern hostess said...

I love okra. This looks amazing!

Christina said...

okra is love! this looks SO good!

Se'Lah said...

visiting for the first time today from Soul Aperture. Okra is a fav in my household. Yum.

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Love love love okra! This sounds delicious.