Wednesday, July 27, 2011


My OKRA plants are finally starting to produce...more than one at a time.  Today I had about 10 OKRA to work with and decided on Italian Okra and Tomatoes, capitalizing on the fresh oregano from the garden.

the start of the saute process
beautiful fresh okra and oregano

here's what I did:


10 pieces of OKRA, trim ends and slice
1 can of diced tomatoes with basil and garlic (or use your fresh tomatoes, parboil and peel)
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
3 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 red wine
3 cloves garlic, peel and slice
4 sprigs of fresh oregano, just drop in the whole sprigs (remove when serving)
salt and pepper, to taste


Put all of the above ingredients into the saucepan.  Bring to a boil and quickly reduce to a simmer, cooking with the lid on.  Cook about 20 to 25 minutes. 

shown here served with penne with green tomato sauce (see prior blog)

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