Monday, July 5, 2010

Side Dish Showdown: Simply Okra

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I bought some okra the other day...
let's see what can I do with all of these..

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The following are dishes I created...

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Blanched Okra with Non-Cilantro Mayonnaise Dip

Just boil water in a pot, once boiling place the okra and switch off the heat. Soak the okra in cold water. Serve with any dip of your choice. I used left-over mayonnaise dip.


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Blanched Okra with Light Soy sauce and Wasabi Dip
Same procedure above, except for the dip. This is one of my favorite, I always buy this in Sushi Express.


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Fried Okra
I'm not fun of this, just tried it! Prepare 1 egg, salt and pepper, and I used cheese powder as coating. In a small bowl, beat egg, add salt and pepper. Soak okra in egg mixture, roll in cheese powder. Deep fried until coating is brown. Serve hot.

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Okra and Eggplant

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some okra, sliced
1 eggplant, sliced
1 red pepper ( I used chili powder)
1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
spice oil (if any) and wine
oil for frying

In a pan, heat oil and fry garlic, okra, and eggplant until cook.  Add little water and cook until soft. Season with oyster, sugar, dash of spice , and wine (if using).
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6 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I love okra, great ideas here. Diane

Peggy said...

this definitely reminded me that i need more okra in my life!

Reima said...

I love okra! Here's another dish to try! I like to cut up okra and saute it with shrimp, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Yum!

Sweet and Savory said...

True confession---I have never eaten okra. Your photos make it look delicious. I think it is time to experiment with new foods.

Sweet and Savory said...

Oops, I also want to thank you for linking this up to My Meatless Mondays. I appreciate the support and the fine recipe.

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I haven't tried okra either! You make it look so delicious! Especially the crunchy breaded version. Thanks for sending it to the Showdown!

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