Grilled Spiced Okra with Garlic-Lemon Yogurt Sauce
Okra has a lot more uses than just being in gumbo. This week, I want to share with you two recipes in which okra is the star.
2/3 cup whole-milk plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, grated
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
3/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper, divided
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1 pound small fresh okra pods, trimmed
1 tablespoon canola oil, plus more for greasing pan
8 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
Lemon wedges for garnish
Heat a large cast-iron grill pan over medium-high heat; grease with oil.
In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, mint, lemon juice, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together coriander, curry powder, remaining 1 teaspoon salt nd remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Add okra and oil, tossing until well combined.
Thread okra onto skewers. Cook until tender and grilled marks form, about 3 minutes per side. Serve immediately with lemon wedges and yogurt sauce.
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