Boiled Okra

Okra is known as  bhindi, bamia, or gumbo and in many English-speaking countries as lady’s fingers.

Okra is a popular health food due to its high fiber, vitamin C, and folate content. Okra is also known for being high in antioxidants. Okra is also a good source of calcium and potassium.

In the Philippines, okra can be found among traditional dishes like pinakbet, dinengdeng, and sinigang. Because of its mild taste and ubiquity, okra can also be cooked adobo-style, or served steamed or boiled in a salad with tomatoes, onion and bagoong. {ref; Wikipedia}

Boiled Okra with Garlic Soya Dip. Photo by Nino Almendra
Boiled Okra with Garlic Soya Dip.
Photo by Nino Almendra

Now on with the cooking…

Boiled Okra

Prep. time: 2 minutes

Cooking time: 3 minutes

Difficulty: Very Easy

Good for 12 crew

You will need;

1 kilo fresh/frozen whole okra, rinse and cut the stem end if you’re using fresh okra. No need to thaw frozen okra, boil directly.

4 ltrs. water

1 Tbsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda/sodium bicarbonate, it will help the okra to keep its bright green color when cooked.

*Best served with;
Garlic Soya Dip {click here}

Direction;

In a large cooking pot, bring the water to a rolling boil on very high heat and add the salt and baking soda.

Drop the okra into the boiling water. Use a laddle to dip all the okra to cook evenly.

Cook for a minute or take it out from heat when the water comes to a boil again.

The okra will turn into bright green when ready, be careful not to overcooked it.

Strain and serve with Garlic Soya Dip {click here}

Enjoy your meal!!! 😉

Here’s how I do it;

Onboard, we normally use frozen okra.
Due to inavailability of fresh okra in most of the european country that my vessel is trading, I need to settle with frozen okra most of the time.

We sailors believe that what we got onboard is the best,

for it’s the only thing we got!!! 

1 kilo fresh/frozen whole okra, rinse and cut the stem end if you're using fresh okra.
1 kilo fresh/frozen whole okra, rinse and cut the stem end if you’re using fresh okra.
In a large cooking pot, bring the water to a rolling boil on very high heat and add the salt and baking soda.
In a large cooking pot, bring the water to a rolling boil on very high heat and add the salt and baking soda.
No need to thaw frozen okra, boil directly.
No need to thaw frozen okra, boil directly.
Drop the okra into the boiling water.
Drop the okra into the boiling water.
Use a laddle to dip all the okra to cook evenly.
Use a laddle to dip all the okra to cook evenly.
Cook for a minute or take it out from heat when the water comes to a boil again.
Cook for a minute or take it out from heat when the water comes to a boil again.
The okra will turn into bright green when ready, be careful not to overcooked it.
The okra will turn into bright green when ready, be careful not to overcooked it.
Strain okra.
Strain Boiled Okra.
Transfer on a serving dish and serve with Garlic Soya Dip.
Transfer on a serving dish and serve with Garlic Soya Dip.
Photo by Nino Almendra

Thanks alot for spending your precious time on my blog and hope this recipe

encourage you to try cooking some Boiled Okra.

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