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Oven baked okra recipe (Bamies ladera)

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Okra are seasonal therefore froze okra will work just as well.

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Oven baked okra recipe (Bamies ladera)

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Recipe by Me To Mati #passionfood Course: MainCuisine: MediterraneanDifficulty: Easy


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Okra are tender and sweet and when cooked correctly they are extremely delicious.  Honestly, the secret to this vegetarian dish is the tomato and garlic-based sauce. 


  • 2 kg okra (fresh)

  • 3 – 4 potatoes (cut into quarters)

  • 7 – 8 garlic cloves (roughly chopped)

  • 3 – 4 large onions (roughly chopped)

  • 1 mild red pepper (finely chopped)

  • 1 can chopped tomatoes

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1 teaspoon salt (to taste)

  • 1 teaspoon pepper (to taste)

  • ½ cup red wine

  • parsley – bunch (finely chopped)

  • 1 teaspoon dry mixed herbs (optional)

  • 1 cup lukewarm water (optional)

  • 1 cup olive oil (for sauce base)

  • 1 cup canola oil (for light vegetable frying)


  • Wash okra thoroughly and then dry each piece (using a clean towel). okra
  • Clean okra – peeling the tips while maintaining the cone-like shape. okra recipes greek
  • Add 1 cup olive oil to the hot pan and allow the oil to heat up before adding garlic and onions.
  • Thoroughly stir garlic and onions adding ½ cup red wine to the mixture and continuing to stir the mixture.
  • Add tomato and tomato paste mixture, stirring through thoroughly and adding salt and pepper (to taste).
  • Turning heat off and putting sauce mixture aside.
  • In a separate pot or pan add 1 cup canola oil and toss through okra (just enough to soften and brown). bamies ladera
  • Remove okra placing on a sieve, draining any excess oil and adding slightly cooked through okra into a baking dish.
  • Continue this process for the remaining okra, doing the same for the potatoes also.
  • Spread okra and potatoes evenly adding tomato base sauce and mixing through both the okra and potatoes.
  • Add finely chopped parsley and mild red pepper, spreading evenly and covering baking dish with baking paper and aluminium foil.
  • Bake covered at 180C for 30 minutes.
  • Gently mix through ingredients and bake further uncovered for a further 15 minutes. If required add a half cup of lukewarm water to base (check base of the baking dish for liquid). oven baked okra recipe bamies ladera

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  • Serve with some rice and a nice heavy shiraz.
  • You can add Chicken, lamb or pork. Briefly brown in olive oil and then add to the baking dish with okra and potatoes.

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