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I recently purchased the ‘The Joy of Cooking‘ (affiliate link). I tried a few recipes, but my current favorite is ‘Sauteed Okra with Roasted Red Peppers’. Okra and bell peppers make such a sweet and colorful combo. It’s summer so, I think its a good idea to take advantage of the bountiful veggies.

  • 1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb small fresh okra, trimmed and cut into 1/2 in. thick slices
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced (about 2 tbsp.)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium red bell peppers, roasted, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/4 in. strips
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. minced fresh cilantro or parsley
  1. Heat a large, heavy skillet (preferably seasoned cast iron) over medium heat until hot. Add olive oil. Once oil is hot, add the onions.
  2. Stir until tender but still crisp and translucent (about 4 mins.). Add the okra on top as a single layer and cook until it is bright green and crisp tender (about 3 - 5 mins.)
  3. Stir in the garlic, bell pepper and salt. Cook until the okra is tender (about 2 mins. more).
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with cilantro or parsley.

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