Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Okra and Tomatoes

I had bought some okra with the intention of making a pot of Canh Chua Ca (Vietnamese Sour Fish Soup), but then got lazy. A quick Google search turned up a Creole okra and tomatoes recipe from Nola Cuisine. I omitted the tasso ham or bacon called for in the recipe and decided to make this dish vegetarian. A few dashes of Tabasco Sauce turned this into such a simple yet tasty dish.
Okra and Tomatoes
Okra and Tomatoes Adapted from Nola Cuisine You'll need: About 1 lb okra or as much as you'd like, cut into 1-inch pieces About 2 tomatoes, diced 1/2 onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 1/2 tsp bay leaves Tabasco sauce, to taste Dice 1/2 onion and mince 3 cloves of garlic. In a saucepan on medium-high heat, drizzle a bit of oil into the pan and saute onions and garlic. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp of salt and continue sauteing. Meanwhile, quickly slice and dice okra and tomatoes. When the onions have softened, add the okra and tomatoes. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp bay leaves, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, and a few dashes of Tabasco Sauce. Saute until okra loses its sliminess and tomatoes have softened to your liking. Serve as a side dish, or with rice. Enjoy! My other Southern American recipes: Boiled Peanuts Buttermilk Biscuits Fried Green Tomatoes Southern Fried Chicken with Cream Gravy and Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes


  1. This is one of my all-time favorite dishes! I'm originally from the south (but now live in Michigan), and nothing reminds me of home more than okra. A couple of years ago I made something very similar to introduce my friends to okra, and they were shocked that they enjoyed it. Thanks for the reminder to make it soon!!

  2. Katie,
    I looove okra. Love the slimy seeds. :) I love deep-fried okra dipped in Ranch dressing too.


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