I have a new favorite way to prepare okra. Yeah, sure, pickled okra is good, but since embarking on that particular adventure (which I’ll be glad I did this winter!), I have discovered that there are tons of delicious uses for this lovely veggie. I’ve pinned several to try, since we’ll be getting okra through our CSA for the foreseeable future, but the first one was such a delicious treat that I may have a hard time giving too much okra up to another use!
Grilled okra was simple to prepare, and absolutely delicious. Seriously… the hubby and I had to fight to save some for Nora for the next day, and she ate it like candy. So, yeah, I’d say it was a winner.
There’s no real recipe for this one either (sorry, it’s how we cook on the grill!), but it’s super-simple. Just toss your washed and trimmed okra with a couple of Tbs of melted butter, a few sprinkles each of cayenne, smoked paprika, fleur de sel or kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper. Thread them on skewers and grill over high heat for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. The grown-ups ate them with a homemade garlic-basil aioli, but they were delicious just on their own, too.
The only problem now is that someone is going to have to convince me to try one of the other delicious recipes I’ve collected with the bag of okra that just showed up in my CSA box!