NOW’S THE SEASON TO ORDER SOME OKRA FOR THIS CREOLE CLASSIC
This dish is a charm offensive for a vegetable in need of a bit of positive PR. Surely there are other things to do with okra than putting it in gumbo — whatever that is. Embrace the slimy texture and in doing so, you are doing good things for your body. Here’s the rub, the less cooking the more nutritious but slimier it will be. The higher the temperature and the longer you cook it the less slimy it will be. I find its silkiness similar to eggplant flesh that has been cooked over a barbecue then scooped out. If you subscribe to my spin, order some okra. It’s in season now.