okra

Spicy Okra

By Marcus Samuelsson | February 10, 2014

(Photo by postbear)
(Photo by postbear)

(Photo by postbear)

To continue the celebration of Black History Month, I’m sharing another recipe from my cookbook, The Soul of a New Cuisine. Okra is a fruit of African origin that was introduced to the South by way of the slave trade. It remains an integral part of Southern cooking today. This dish makes for the perfect side to add texture and color to a meal. For the best okra, pick out pods that are smaller, with no discoloration or soft spots.

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