Thursday, January 25, 2007
Recipe: Simmered Okras and Tomatoes
Adapted from Best Ever Three & Four Ingredient Cookbook
Dash of Cinnamon
Dash of Cumin
Dash of Pepper
1 can of diced tomatoes with onions
Okras - About like 20
Add tomotoes to pan. Put a big dash of cinnamon, cumin and pepper. Bring to a boil. Slice up okras. Once it is boiling put okras into the mix. Mix around for 1-2 minutes. Then bring the heat to low and simmer for 20-30 minutes mixing once and a while until the okras are softer. Serve with rice.
My husband and I liked this dish a lot. The book said this was a Middle Eastern way of preparing okras. It had a very nice aroma. The original recipe also called for a dash a cloves and fresh coriander. I found the cook book at Costco for only $5.99. I don't usually buy cookbooks. I probably only have like 4 to my name including this one. :D But this one caught my attention. It has a lot pictures (like my favorite blogs). :) The only bad thing is sometimes it'll say buy store bought pancakes or buy pre made so and so. I think it's because it's trying to keep with being only a 3-4 ingredient recipe. Cheaters. :) I liked it though. I even brought it the gym to flip through while on the elliptical. That must of looked weird.
Well the budding cook is back and back to basics. Though my husband liked all the the exotic food I was making he has requested to eat rice again. :) So I'll be scouring your blogs for some good rice dishes. :) I already have many in mind. ;)