Okra Stew
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 60
  • Servings: 2-4
  • Preparation Time: 5
  • 1/2 pound okra
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • juice of 1/2 small lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon all spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • black pepper
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups water
DIRECTIONS
  1. Wash and drain the okra.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large pot or dutch oven.
  3. Sauté the onion and garlic for about 2-3 minutes, until the onion becomes transparent.
  4. Add the bell pepper and chopped tomatoes.
  5. Add in the coriander, all spice, cinnamon, pepper and salt. Cook together for a few more minutes.
  6. In a separate cup or bowl, mix together the tomato sauce and water and pour into pot.
  7. Add in the lemon juice and cook together for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add the okra and stir to combine.
  9. Cook uncovered on medium heat for about 15 minutes.
  10. Reduce the heat to low and let gently simmer for 30-40 minutes.
  11. Serve with bread or rice.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
This dish is inspired by a recent trip I took to Turkey. This is our remake of a popular, regional Southern Turkish okra stew.