Okra is a very healthy vegetable, especially good for the bowels. My favourite way of cooking it is to fry it with eggs as in Okra Fried With Egg, or with anchovies as in Okra (Ladies’ Fingers) And Anchovies Stir Fry. That was how my mom used to cook it for us when we were young. Another of my favourite is to fry it with char siu chicken. The lovely flavour of the char siu chicken makes this dish very flavourful. The other of my favourite way to cook okra is to cook curry fish with it. It’s very delicious.
Char siu chicken is very easy to make at home and it is very delicious to go with rice, noodles or fried with vegetables. I used the ready bottled sauce which never fails. Check it out at Super Fast Chinese Roasted Chicken.
This recipe is again very simple and easy. Just remember not to add water otherwise it will be slimy.
350g okra (sliced)
3 pieces char siu chicken (sliced)
2 red chilies (chopped)
fried garlic oil
Slice the char siu chicken into strips.
Heat up some fried garlic oil in a frying pan or a wok. Add the okra and keep frying. It may become slimy even without adding water. Just keep frying as it will soon dry up. Add the char siu chicken pieces, chopped chilies and sea salt to taste. Taste for doneness of the okra. I know some like it a little crunchy and some like it very cooked like me. You can omit the chilies if you don’t like it spicy. Dish it up and serve hot. It’s very delicious with rice.
Do you like your okra undercooked, just cooked or overcooked? Do you use okra to make salad? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
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