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