Okay. I’m sorry that this is totally a crappy picture. I was too hungry to worry about trying to get anything decent. I promise you the picture doesn’t do this side dish justice.
My inspiration was seafood gumbo and some frozen okra we had. I was trying to think of something to do with it, besides boiling which is a little plain, and frying, which is pretty unhealthy.
This was a delicious side dish for the tasty salmon Justin cooked for dinner tonight.The two went together nicely, and I ended up mixing them and eating it as one dish.
What you need:
- Bag of frozen okra
- Can of diced tomatoes
- Onion, chopped
- Bell pepper, chopped
- Cajun seasoning (or you can make your own. I found a recipe here)
- 1-2 chicken bouillon cubes (optional)
Pour the tomatoes, undrained, in a saucepan. Add your chopped onion and pepper and bring it to a soft boil.
Once it’s simmering, add the okra and season it to your own taste. I used a pretty generous amount here. But as always, I did a lot of taste testing to make sure it was good.
Let it simmer for 15-20 minutes until your vegetables are all tender.
If it needs some extra flavor, add a bouillon cube or two.
Super easy. Super flavorful. This makes a great side dish to any dinner.