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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 24.0
  • Total Fat: 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 309.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 1.8 g

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Cumin Okra

Submitted by: SHOELACE187

Introduction

Pan roasting turns okra into a tasty finger food--no slime or breading here! Pan roasting turns okra into a tasty finger food--no slime or breading here!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    32 pods fresh okra
    2 tsp cumin
    1 tsp pepper
    1 tsp salt (optional)
    4 tbsp water, divided
    cooking spray

Directions

Wash and dry the okra.
Spray a nonstick skillet or saute' pan with cooking spray. Heat the pan on high heat.
Add the okra in a single layer and splash the pan with about 2 tbsp of water.
Without moving the okra, cook until the pods begin to turn a bright green.
Turn them over, and splash the pan with the remaining water.
After the water has evaporated, sprinkle with the cumin and black pepper.
Continue cooking, shaking the pan every few minutes, until the okra starts to char or spot.
Remove from heat, and sprinkle with salt before serving.


Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SHOELACE187.






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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I used frozen okra and it turned out great. - 11/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was a great recipe... with the following modifications:
    - I added a lot more spices (2x cumin, garlic salt to taste, 1 tsp fajita seasoning, 1 tsp chili spice).
    - Just after splashing the first water, I added about 3 tbsp. fresh-squeezed lime juice.
    I ended up eating the whole recipe! - 12/2/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was easy to make. I had to cook half at a time, since not all the okra will fit in a single layer. And while I was eating the 2nd half, I munched on the entire 1st half. yum! - 9/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Simple simple to make (just heat and splash with water!).
    My husband and I loved the cumin okra. The cumin, pepper, and salt made a nice coating that was like a lighter version of the batter-fried okra.
    I will make this whenever our farmer's market box gives us okra. - 9/30/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I don't know if I did something wrong but I thought they tasted awful. I think it's too much cumin or something. I will try again with my own seasoning blend... - 4/20/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I was out of cumin and tried it with Emeril's seasoning. Great alternative to the usual ways to cook okra. - 9/7/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is very good, I use frozen okra and just omit the first water and just let it go until it is dry, then add the cumin and other water. - 3/15/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    O thanks, I love okra! This reminds me of the summer time grilled okra but better because there is no oil. The outdoor grill recipe uses a mixture of cumin, grated garlic, lemon juice and olive oil. You marinate okra in that and grill over open flames. I think next time I will try without the oil. - 9/26/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE recipes like this - full of flavor, feels like you are splurging, but is very low calorie. It should probably read "32 SMALL pods fresh okra" to fit in one pan. - 8/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Previously, I had only had fried okra, and I hated it. Since so many people eat okra, I figured perhaps I needed to find a new way to make it. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'll be growing okra next summer. - 7/20/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'll try it if I can find fresh okra. I might cut down on the pepper because we always use fresh ground pepper. I love anything with cumin. - 4/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    loved it! Very spicy and I LOVE spicy! If you don't like a lot of spice then I'd cut back on pepper a bit. I used frozen and omited the water too. I was expecting the cumin/pepper mixture to be like a batter and it was more like a seasoning. It just didn't look as "pretty" as fried does. lol - 3/26/08

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  • do you slice the okra?
    - 9/8/13

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  • Love okra and this recipe is quite good.
    I am having it for dinner tomorrow. - 8/29/12

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  • Very nice side dish & use of okra. The falvor was very good, it cooked up easily and both my husband and I loved it. I will reduce the salt & Pepper to 0.5 tsp each. Now I have a reason to say "yes" when my in-laws offer fresh Okra from their garden. - 8/8/11

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  • My husband was blown away! - 7/13/11

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  • excellent! never had okra this way before, but will definately be making it again. - 7/12/11

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  • I used the frozen okra, so maybe this had something to do with my results. - 5/18/11

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  • I don't like okra. I had been wanting to try different vegetables and I tried this. I loved it. I could eat the whole recipe by myselft - 3/2/11

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  • Really, REALLY good! Since I'm not a huge cumin fan, I mixed chili powder and some steak seasoning to the cumin before tossing it onto the okra. I used frozen okra, defrosted it and then added to pan and left it on quite some time to really char (not burn) it and also make sure sliminess was gone! - 10/12/10

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  • I had to use frozen okra instead of fresh. I followed the other reviewers advice and did not add the water. I was not able to get the okra to crisp. The flavor was good but the consistency was not good. - 10/1/10

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  • I loved the flavor , but I had to cook much longer than stated and actaully ended up putting more water in the pan after the spices and covering the okra so it steamed a little to soften them - 9/28/10

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  • I love fried okra but not the calories from fat. Hope this compares - 9/27/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious, am eager to try this & added it to my favorites. - 9/27/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love fried okra - my stomach can't tolerate spicy food so I'm going to try this minus the cumin and see what it takes like. - 9/26/10

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