We’re no strangers to okra around here. As one of the South’s favorite foods — from one of the key ingredients in gumbo to a delicious batch of hot, fried goodness — we’ve featured okra on many a post, and many a dinner plate.
But if you’re looking for a few new ways to incorporate this summer vegetable, we’ve been researching some of the tastiest combinations. So dig into your garden or cupboard for a few new ways to use okra.
Vegetables: Traditional – red bell peppers, green chile peppers, tomatoes; Unexpected – fennel
Starch: Traditional – rice,
corn; Unexpected – potatoes
Meat: Traditional – chicken, shrimp, ham; Unexpected – lamb
Spices & Condiments: Traditional – salt, butter, oil, garlic, lemon juice; Unexpected – vinegar, yogurt
Techniques: Traditional – braise, fry, pickled, saute, stew; Unexpected – grill, steam