Okra with Scallion, Lemon and Ginger Recipe

Okra with Scallion, Lemon and Ginger

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  • 1 lb small to medium okra, trimmed, leaving tops and tips
  • 1 cup chopped scallions (about 1 bunch)
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 (2- by 1-inch) piece peeled ginger, cut into very thin matchsticks
  • Lemon wedges

How to make Okra with Scallion, Lemon and Ginger

  • Clean the okra and chop up the ginger and scallions. I use kitchen shears to chop the scallions on a bias.

  • Steam okra in a steamer over boiling water, covered, until just tender. About 7 minutes. If you like your okra a little softer, (because you’re Filipino, and pinakbet holds a special place in your heart) 8-10 minutes should do.
  • Cook scallions in oil with 1/2 tsp salt in a small skillet over medium heat, stirring, just until softened, 1 to 3 minutes.
  • Pour all the scallion oil goodness over the okra and toss with ginger. Serve with lemon for squeezing over okra.

Question from the Chef

“What's your favorite way to cook with okra?”

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