I bought some lovely fresh Okra and I pondered how I should prepare it. Yesterday I’ve decided to try Okra with miso glaze and it turned out delicious. My husband loved it too. Next time I’m making a bigger portion and when I say next time I mean today, if I find fresh okra in my local shop.
It takes only 15 minutes to have the dish ready, so it’s perfect for dinner, if you are in a hurry. Also, if you are wondering, I did eat it with the chopsticks, as I try to eat as often as I can with them, to learn how to use them properly.
– 125g okra
– 2 spoons of sesame oil
– 1/2 tsp miso paste
– 1 tsp soy sauce
– lime powder
Wash and pat dry the okra. Trim the stem end and cut the okra in half. It will look nicer on the plate. It can be cut in slices too, if you prefer that way. Meanwhile, heat a spoon of sesame oil in a frying pan.
The okra is slimy, so avoid handling it too much. You can leave it on the chopping board until it’s ready to go in the pan.
When the oil is hot, toss in the okra and stir. In a small bowl or a glass, dissolve the miso paste in the soy sauce. Add a couple of spoons of water and stir until is completely dissolved. Pour the miso over the okra and continue to stir. Keep the okra at high heat and stir or shake the pan.
The okra should be ready in 10 minutes. Cook it until it’s tender. Scoop it up and serve it hot. Now I’m thinking that I could have added some sesame seeds, so I’ll try that next time.
I hope you enjoyed my recipe. Do you like okra? How do you prepare it?