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okra with tomatoes & onions

Ingredients For okra with tomatoes & onions

  • 2 lb
    fresh young okra
  • 3/4 lb
    onions, sliced thickly
  • 6 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 3
    garlic cloves, halved
  • 1 oz
    tomatoes, skinned, sliced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1
    lemon, juice only

How To Make okra with tomatoes & onions

  • 1
    Wash okra.
  • 2
    Cut off any hard stems and dry okra thoroughly.
  • 3
    Heat oil in large saucepan and fry onions with the halved garlic cloves until slightly soft, transparent, and golden.
  • 4
    Add okra and continue to fry until slightly softened.
  • 5
    Add the sliced tomatoes and saute for a few minutes longer.
  • 6
    Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • 7
    Cover with water, bring to a boil and simmer until the okra is very tender, usually about 1 hour.
  • 8
    Squeeze in the lemon juice and cook for a further 15 minutes.
  • 9
    (If using canned okra, cooking time will be much shorter.)
  • 10
    Serve hot or cold.
  • 11
    If to be served cold, allow to cool in the saucepan before turning out into a serving dish.

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