Green southern vegetable used in Creole’ and Jamaican comfort cooking… great for thickening rice dishes and stews.
Delicious Southern favorite! Great for Gumbo, Jambalaya, and Jamaican cuisine.
The products of the plant are mucilaginous, resulting in the characteristic “goo” or slime when the seed pods are cooked; the mucilage contains soluble fiber. One possible way to de-slime okra is to cook it with an acidic food, such as tomatoes, to render the mucilage less viscous. Pods are cooked, pickled, eaten raw, or included in salads.