Peter of Souvlaki for the Soul http://souvlakiforthesoul.com/braised-okra
|Prep time||5 minutes|
Peter says, "This is a very simple dish to prepare requiring a few ingredients. It belongs to the “ladera” (pronounced la-the-ra) family of dishes which translates as dishes cooked in an olive oil based sauce (the Greek word for oil is “lathi”). These dishes are almost always vegetarian and usually include garlic and tomatoes. They are so tasty and the sauce that is created is perfect for mopping up with plenty of crusty bread. There is something really magical about using olive oil to braise vegetables in this manner."
- 1lbfresh okra
- 2Tred wine vinegar
- 1⁄2colive oil
- 1lbpureed tomatoes (canned okay)
- 1⁄4cfresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
Wash the okra and proceed to trim the pointy ends off.
Sprinkle with red wine vinegar and let them stand for one hour in a bowl. (once the hour has passed rinse them in cold water and drain)
Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed sauce pan and saute the onion over a low heat until it softens.
Add the okra and toss in the olive oil/onion mixture for about 5 mins.
Add the tomatoes, parsley and season to taste.
Bring the mixture to a boil on med/high heat and then allow to simmer for approximately 20-30 mins on a low/med heat.
Once the okra is tender serve immediately with crusty bread.