Roasted okra (lady fingers) will make a unique addition to all the lovely barbeques you are (most definitely) going to be hosting this summer. This is snacking made sexy – trust me.
I was in recipe name limbo. I could not decide if I want to call this recipe okra sauce, or okro soup, or palmoil okro or okra soup Sierra Leonean style. Like serious name limbo and not much of an answer after three days. Thing is, at home in Sierra Leone, when we say okra, this is what we mean.
I tend to miss Sierra Leone a lot at this time of the year. So I cook a lot of Sierra Leonean recipes and other African recipes, like this super easy sausage okra fried rice. It has two of my favorite things aka okra and rice and can be ready in just 25 mins. Perfect weeknight supper right?
This open-faced omelette topped with roast okra, roast sweet potato and crispy fried SPAM that you see right here was made in both the UK and Kenya at the same time.
This year I want to incorporate okra into the Sierra Leonean inspired Christmas menu. My first recipe is this roasted sweet potato and okra salad with a bite from the spring onions and chilli and a tart lime salad dressing. This is my base salad recipe but I will add different veggies, meats etc to it depending on what we have going on the day.
A simple and delicious sausage and okra sandwich recipe that is a great lunch or lunch box idea. And better yet it is ready in 10 mins. One of my favorite okra recipes.
Today I am sharing a simple roasted okra and fish curry with a side of garlic kale. It is especially flavoursome as I used fresh coconut water for the curry base.