Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Grilled Okra

Having grown up in the Deep South, I've eaten alot of okra in my life. As anyone that's ever tried it can attest, okra fried in some cornmeal batter is one of the world's best tasting treats. Yesterday evening, however, my wife Marianne and I set out to find a new way to prepare it that was both better for us and wouldn't stink up the house with that frying smell that she detests.

After looking up a few recipes, we decided that grilling was the way to go. We took some okra that I had harvested from the container garden in the last couple of days, skewered it, coated it in olive oil, sprinkled on some Cajun seasoning, and threw it on the grill for about 4 minutes per side. The finished product was very flavorful, tender, and devoid of that infamous okra slime. And to top it all off, the house didn't smell like a deep fryer afterwards. All in all, grilled okra makes for some fine eating!

Grilled okra with a homegrown Lemon Boy tomato

3 comments:

LarZaina said...

Hello! Thank you for checking out my Garden! Yours looks rather tasty I must say. Even though your in Nevada it looks like it going to turn out rather lush.

Jamie said...

Sounds delicious! My husband grew up in a southern style home and loves fried things, whereas I can't stand making them--so this solution might work for us, too. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the compliment on my blog, too. :)

Jamie

John said...

Thanks for the wonderful comments Larzaina and Jamie. The grilled okra really is good..think I'll cook some more tomorrow.