Grilled Okra

Grilled Okra


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When it comes to grilling, there’s a whole world of unexpected vegetarian options to explore. Okra, a Southern vegetable, is sometimes slimy, but cooking it over a high heat and adding lemon juice keeps it slime-free. Grilling this vegetable magically creates a crispy exterior.

  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1 1/2 Pounds Fresh Okra
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  1. Set grill to high.
  2. Grate 1 teaspoon lemon zest into a small-size bowl. Cut lemon into wedges and set aside.
  3. Add kosher salt, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, and pepper to lemon zest.
  4. Add kosher salt, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, and pepper to lemon zest.
  5. Thread okra onto 2 skewers. Brush with olive oil.
  6. Place on grill and grill 5 minutes per size until slightly charred and tender.
  7. Remove from grill and transfer to platter.
  8. Serve immediately with seasoned salt and lemon wedges.
  9. Serves 4
  10. Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cook Time: 10 Minutes Total Time: 25 Minutes
  11. "Work With What You Got!"
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Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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