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10 Delicious Okra Recipes

10 Delicious Okra Recipes

What is okra? Okra is a warm season veggie that contains a healthy amount of Vitamin A, C and K. It’s also low in calories and has a high dietary fiber content. Okra, is also known as “lady’s fingers” or “gumbo". The vegetable has been suggested to help manage blood sugar in cases of type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Okra is great in soups or stews and can also be pickled.

1. Fried Pecan Okra
Enjoy this Southern-style side of okra! What better way to enjoy okra than mixing them with pecans and frying them?

2. Tomato-and-Okra Cornmeal Cakes
Grab your tomatos sized 1.5" in diameter for this one. Add your sliced tomato, okra, soft goat cheese, and some greens on top of your cornmeal cake for a delicious snack!

3. Skillet-Roasted Okra and Shrimp
Toss in your okra and your shrimp in a skillet for a quick and easy sauted dish! Serve with grits or arugula greens.

4. Okra-and-Corn Maque Choux
This Maque Choux recipe is best when you use fresh okra and fresh corn. Don't forget to add in some spicy sausages for your protein!

5. Peppery Grilled Okra With Lemon-Basil Dipping Sauce
This dish calls for some grilled okra! Grilling your okra will bring out its strong Southern flavors. Serve these on skewers and add a side of lemon-basil dipping sauce for extra flavor.

6. Okra Panzanella
Beautiful, colorful panzanella recipe with fried okra, diced fresh tomatoes, red onion, and topped with fresh basil. This is a very savory Southern dish.

7. Fried Okra Salad
Take your regular salad and top it with some delicious fried okra. You can also top it with some bacon bits for your protein and enjoy the salad with a lemon dressing.

8. Pickled Okra and Shrimp Salad
This combination of pickled okra and shrimp pair together well to create a fresh salad dish. Add a side of cheesy French bread to enjoy with your salad.

9. Okra Creole
This is a very flavorful creole recipe. Add your bacon, vegetables, and some spices of choice on top of rice and you've got yourself an entree! 

10. Shrimp-and-Okra Hush Puppies
We love hush puppies! For this dish, you will need to combine creole seasoning, okra, and shrimp for a tasty Southern taste and texture.

Original post from Southern Living.


Barbara Chikosi:

Do you have okra in your vegetable catalog for purchase ?

Jun 08, 2018

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