7.10.14

| Recipe | Crunchy Zingy Ginger Okra


We don't always have Japanese style dinners at home, but when we do, it often consists of a selection of dishes to accompany rice. 

This is one of the dishes that I made lately using okra. Okra may seem like one of those veggies that you have to acquire a taste for but it is really popular throughout Africa, and Asia and is often used in Japanese cooking.

Personally, I like okra when it is still crunchy on the outside. Overcooked okra is just a slimy mess. This chilled recipe retains crunch, succulence and adds bags of flavour.




Crunchy Zingy Ginger Okra

Ingredients:

1 pack of okra
1/2 teaspoon Grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Method

1. Trim the ends off the okra and wash.

2. Mix together the ginger, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar and oil in a little bowl.

3. Pan fry the okra in a hot pan without oil.  Keep turning them and remove from heat when they start to turn a darker shade of green.

4. Transfer the okra into a bowl and spoon over the marinade. Cover with cling film and stick it into the fridge to chills right out.




10 comments:

  1. I certainly don't like the slimy insides of okra but will try your recipe out since it's got some asian flavors in there.

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  2. Okra is one of very few vegetables that I have not yet tried - it isn't very common here in North America, but I have several Asian cookbooks packed with recipes for it and they've always made me curious. I feel like a simple recipe would be the best place to start so that I can really experience what okra itself tastes like... I'm bookmarking this one for future reference :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  3. mmmm ladies's fingers! one of my favourite. I love it when it's a little crunchy too. it is very popular here in Malaysia. I am going to try this recipe soon, thanks for sharing xx

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  4. This looks super yummy, feel starving now, haha :) xx

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  5. I think Japanese might be the only Asians that love slimy??

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  6. You like it too!! I am so happy to hear :)

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  7. You're right. They have this icky stinky soy bean thing too right??

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  8. You mean natto?? OH WE LOVE THAT. But you know - its a regional thing? It's popular in Tokyo but less so in Kansai areas.

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