Monday, January 9, 2012

Quicky and Easy Okra Stir-fry

I have to admit that I was a bit scared to make this recipe.  I had watched a video on youtube where someone was eating okra, and I thought to myself "I should try okra sometimes." So I did. I had read you are not supposed to eat it raw, so Mark and I were anxiously awaiting our supper in case it turned out to be complete garbage.  Mark even asked, "what if it tastes like crap? what are we going to eat, then?"

It was totally not crap, and it tastes like zucchini to me. (Which I love!) So we were totally fine and didn't have to make an emergency meal to fulfill us. The only thing that alarmed me was the gooey stuff coming out as it was cooking, but it tasted just fine.  I guess that's all that matters anyway, isn't it?

If anyone has any recipe or method on making okra, let me know. I would like to try a different method as well!

For this easy-peasy okra stir-fry, you will need:

1/2 green pepper, cut into chunks
1/2 large onion, cut into chunks
3 cloves garlic, sliced
2 handfuls, okra, rinsed, dried & sliced
3-4 tbsp water
1 tbsp flour
salt and pepper
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp red chili flakes

Heat a little bit of olive oil in a pan on medium-high heat.
Add pepper, onion and garlic.
Cook for 5 minutes or so, stirring around every once and a while.
Add in all the okra, stir well.

Add water and cook 2-3 minutes.
Sprinkle with the flour  and stir to thicken the sauce that the veggies and water make.
Season with salt and pepper, curry powder and chili flakes.
Cook for 1-2 minutes more.
Serve with rice, or any grains you enjoy.

I hope everyone likes this simple & healthy dish! You can also add more or less seasoning, or any spices you prefer.

Until next time,

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