Hello friends and fellow foodies!
I hope you missed me just as much as I missed you! Today I bring you a delicacy of Dominican and Caribbean cuisine!
Okra is very popular in Caribbean and Dominican cuisine. I had shared an Okra rice to the Spanish Edition some time ago, but completely forgot to publish the main recipe that is prepared with okra, which is stewed Okra.
Okra is one of those things that you love or hate. When made properly they’re very tasty, but the slimy texture is challenging for beginners and not adventurous palates.
There are many recipes for okra and everyone has their particular recipe.
For some time we have been finding baby okra at the markets and they are not only much more tastier and tender but also less slimier, which gives them a much more mainstream appeal.
- 2 lbs. baby okra.
- 1 white onion.
- 1 tomato.
- 1 cubanela green pepper.
- 1 packet of chives.
- Cheddar cheese.
- Mozzarella cheese.
- 1 teaspoon mashed garlic.
- Salt, black and red pepper.
Boil 1 cup of water, add the okra and let it steam for 5 minutes. (Lower the fire and cover) Set apart.
Stir fry the chopped onions, peppers and tomato, then add the okra and mix well. Add salt, the peppers, garlic and let it cook for 5 minutes.
Serve and pour some finely chopped white onions and chives on top. Pour some cheddar and mozzarella cheese and put in preheated oven for 2 minutes or 1 minute in the microwave.
Hope you enjoy! Lots of love from the breezy Caribbean. (We get a “cold”* breeze in “Christmas time”**)
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*”Cold” in Caribbean means 18C-25C (65-75 F)
**”Christmas” in Dominican Republic (Quisqueya***) and Puerto Rico (Borinquen***) starts mid October and extends to January 6th. Yeah, life is sweeter in the Caribbean! LOL!
***Quisqueya and Borinquen are Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico’s Taino names.