Sunday Best: Okra and Tomatoes

Awesome Dish from Melissa The Alkaline Vegan!!!

The Alkaline Vegan

In the South Carolina Lowcountry, Hilton Head Island to be exact, I grew up on okra and tomatoes. It’s a Lowcountry staple – one that has many variations. My late grandmother, Daisy’s version, which is the best I’ve ever tasted, usually included shrimp or crab meat – whichever a cousin or family friend recently caught along with smoked pork neck bones. Because I’m vegan, mine doesn’t but features one crucial step that I learned from her.

slime Saute okra first to reduce the slime.

Isn’t the slime the reason many people hate okra? Sauteing the okra reduces the slime, making it more palatable to me.

onions-and-okra Next add the okra to the onions you’ve been sautéing in the pot you’re going to finish cooking the okra and tomatoes in.

added-tomatoes Toss the tomatoes in there and . . .

done-2 add 1 cup of water and give it a stir. Next, add your seasonings.

Vegan Okra and…

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