September 12th, 2009 at 1:58 pm
Posted By: gardenguru
Posted in: Growing Vegetables,Recipes

This is the first time I’ve tried growing okra.  The blossoms were a beautiful, delightful surprise.     I love okra fixed about any way, but especially in gumbo.

blossom with pod  blossom, shadowy

When I have onions, okra and tomatoes from my garden it’s quick and tasty to put them all together.  I searched several recipes which were basically the same.

okra, tomatoes, and onions

None of them sauteed the okra with the onions, so I tried that technique.  The okra had a very nice texture cooked  that way.

sauteed okra and onions  tomatoes added

After the okra was tender I added the tomatoes just long enough to heat them through.

in the dish

It’s a delicious side dish with many possible variations.

  1. Even though I do not like Okra your creative recipe and pictures make it look very scrumptious.

    Thanks to your enthusiastic web site we have made the first attempt at gardening and planted tomatoes. I loved seeing them grow and the taste was completely different from the store bought ones. Love being close to our food supply. Next year squash & eggplant. Look forward to your next postings.

    Comment by wannabegardner — September 14, 2009 @ 9:20 pm

  2. My extended family has always enjoyed okra and tomatoes. The South Carolina version is with bacon grease, and it is divine, but now that we all obsess over cholesterol, I make it with a little vegetable broth, and do it like Kathy, tomatoes last. I add loads of herbs. Whatever I have an excess of in the garden. I cooked some today, but from okra bought at the farmer’s market in Waynesville, NC. Wish I had enough sun for okra. Mary Alice

    Comment by Mary Alice Lodico — September 18, 2009 @ 5:09 pm

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