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Okra Recipes

Okra, also known as Ochro, Okro, Bhindi, Bamia, Bamieh, Gumbo, quimgumbo and Lady Fingers, is one of our planets most nutritious and mouth-watering vegetables. Its scientific name is Hibiscus Esculentus.

Okra blends well with other vegetables such as tomatoes, chilli peppers, spinach, and mushrooms. It exudes a sticky juice which, when added to any liquid, will thicken it.

Okra is also very nutritious and medicinal. It is a good source of Vitamin C, Folic Acid, essential B vitamins as well as magnesium, manganese and potassium. It is also high in dietary fiber.

The Greatness Of Gumbo
Perhaps nothing is better known as a staple of Cajun cuisine than gumbo, a spicy, hearty stew or soup whose name literally means “okra”. Called one of the greatest contributions of Louisiana Cajun kitchens to American cuisine, it came to that state with the first French settlers, who loved bouillabaisse, a highly seasoned French stew.

Okra Recipes

Cooking Tips for Okra

For best results, use fresh okra, not frozen. Select okra with small pods (3 inches or so long). If you are using frozen okra, remove as much of the moisture as possible before cooking by spreading on a paper towel, or patting it dry after it thaws, etc.

Avoid cooking okra in pans made of iron, copper or brass for their chemical properties turns the fruit black.

Okra and Lamb Stew

Brunswick Stew

Meatball-Okra Stew

Cajun Chicken & Seafood Gumbo

Cajun Chicken Gumbo

Fried Okra

Okra in Yogurt - Recipe from India

Dahi Bhendi - Recipe from India

Okra Soup

Okra Shellfish Soup

Shellfish Gumbo

Okra and Shrimp with wine

Southern Vegetable Medley

Okra and Corn with Tomatoes

Okra and Green Beans

Southern-Style Okra

Pickled Okra

Garlic Okra Pickles

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