Apr 24, 2011

Okra with Olive Oil

This has been a family favorite in my home for as long as I can remember. The one thing I have always adored about Lebanese cuisine is the way they make beautiful and delicious dishes using all things fresh. Lebanon is a beautiful country filled with greenery. Most dishes do not even use many spices, they do not have to as the freshness speaks for itself.

1/2 kg (1 pound) okra, cleaned and heads removed
2 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, diced
1/4 cup fresh coriander, chopped
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon all-spice
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 tablespoon white vinegar
1/2 cup water

1. In a 9-inch skillet on medium heat add oil. Add onion, garlic and fresh coriander. Cook until tender.

2. Add okra cooking for 5 minutes, stirring at times. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, all-spice, salt, pepper, ground coriander, vinegar and water, cover pan.

3. Cook until okra is soft about 10 minutes.

Yields: 4 servings

6 fabulous comments:

KADER said...

Merhabalar, Gerçek bir hayat hikayesini siz değerli okurlarım için kaleme aldım. yazdığım öyküde geçen olaylar tamamen gerçektir. Ben dinlerken çok hüzünlendim. Ben çok beğendim.Ara arada ağladım. Umarım sizlerde beğenirsiniz. Bu öyküm Damla özel sayısında yayınlanacaktır. Kaderi okuyacak olan değerli okurlarıma sonsuz teşekkürlerimi sunarım.

Sevgi ve saygılarımla..

Noor said...

Ve bu neden yüzünden gıda ile ilgisi var?

kadirecipes said...

I love okra but I used to cook it in a different way. I didn't know about this recipe and I would be very happy to try this out.
Thank you for sharing.

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Noor said...

Your welcome yay its so good my husband and I just LOVE it. You can also make this with green beans.

rose water said...

Dear sister, thanks for this recipe. I'll try it tomorrow, insha'Allah. Do you just serve it like this or do you add rice or bread or something else? :)

Noor said...

Hope you liked it sis. We eat it with pita but alone is great to and rice as well..