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  • Writer's pictureTommy Centola

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.


Enjoy!!!

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