Monday, July 5, 2010

Side Dish Showdown: Simply Okra

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

The following are dishes I created...

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.

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.

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.

Okra and Eggplant

Side Dish Showdown Blogger Event
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).
Okra As Side Dish on Foodista


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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