Chicken & Okra stew
INGREDIENTS
  • Servings: 4
  • 1 chicken ca 1.5 kg cut in pieces
  • 1 medium union chopped
  • 1 fresh union sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth (cube)
  • 1/2 kg fresh or frozen baby okra
  • 1 can roma tomatoes in juice
  • 1 tbs tomatoe paste
  • 1 ts cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbs sea salt
  • 6 tbs fresh lemon juice or white vinigar
  • 2 ts salt
DIRECTIONS
  1. Pulse tomatoes with juice and paste in food processor till finely chopped and set aside.
  2. put okra in a colander and rinse with cold water, sprinkle with 2 tbs salt and shake to distribute, sprinkle with lemon juice or white vinigar and set aside (ca 2 hours).
  3. Put union and garlic in the pressure cooker and saute ca 5 min in medium hot olive oil, add chicken pieces and 2 ts sea salt and saute chiken till golden brown , stir from time to time ca 15 minutes half covered.
  4. Stir in chicken broth and tomatoe mix and cayenne, close pressure cooker and bring to boil, when pressure reached reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes.
  5. Release heat with pressure cooker under cold water.
  6. Drain the okra and add to the cooker and close, bring to a boil as pressure is reached reduce heat to low and cook 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and let rest closed for 15 minutes and serve with warm french bread to dip in the sauce.
  8. Bon appetite
RECIPE BACKSTORY
A traditionnal Greek recipe, which I got from an old lady on the isle of Karpathos.