Brilliant Blanched Okra

August 2, 2010

Brilliant Blanched Okra

Kristin Van Fleet, Tucson CSA

While the CSA crew was discussing preparation methods for
okra, Kristin mentioned her favorite way of fixing it. We all
tried it and it was an instant hit! We think this the most
brilliant idea yet! And yes it’s as simple as blanching the
(sometimes dreaded) vegetable and salting it liberally. Served
immediatelywhile still warm, it is reminiscent of the
edamame you eat at Japanese restaurants. A great snack!

Okra (not trimmed!)
Salt

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add okra. Cook for 2-3
minutes. The okra will have a vibrant green color when it is
done. Remove from water before tips start to split! Drain,
and while okra is still warm, toss with some salt. Serve
immediately.

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