Braised Okra (Bamia)
Main Dish, Side Dish
Sonia Skounaki for Primal Mediterranean Gourmet
baby okra frozen or fresh
big onion finely chopped
of garlic minced
can diced tomato
finely chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste
extra virgin olive oil
red wine vinegar
Rinse the okra and sprinkle with the vinegar.
In a wide sauce pan heat the olive oil. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes
Add the garlic and cook 1 more minute.
Add the tomato paste and cook for 2 more minutes stirring continuously.
Add the okra and sauté for 2 more minutes
Add the diced tomatoes, the parsley, the water, salt and pepper
stir to distribute the ingredients evenly
cook in medium heat for about 30 more minutes until the okra is tender, stirring sparingly. If you need to stir, do it as if you are folding meringue into cake batter.
Wen it is ready, remove from the heat and let it stand for 5 to 10 minutes.
Serves 4 as main dish, 8 as side dish. The nutritional information below is calculated for this recipe as a main dish.