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Monday, September 29, 2014

Recipes–Curried Okra And Red Peppers

I am an okra-lover and fix it in a variety of ways, all of which I have posted on this blog; and two of my favorites have been: 1) browned in an iron skillet; and 2) in a gumbo.  Last night I experimented and the result was really good. The recipe is simple to make – requiring only curry powder, okra, red pepper, and onion, and it only takes 20 minutes to prepare and cook.

Curried Okra and Red Peppers

* 1/2 lg. red pepper, chopped into 1” pieces

* 3/4 lb. fresh okra, stems removed and cut into 2” pieces

* 1 medium onion, chopped

* 2 Tbsp. olive oil (approx.)

* 1 Tbsp. (approx.) Madras curry powder

- Sauté the onion and red peppers in the olive oil for about 5 minutes until they soften slightly

- Add the okra, stir well, add the curry powder, and mix well

- Cook over medium heat until the okra is semi-firm but not well cooked (this gives the slimy consistency most people do not like), about 15 minutes.  Stir occasionally.

- Adjust for curry powder, and add more if you like a stronger curry flavor.  Add salt to taste

- Finish cooking and SERVE

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