A very nice lady gave me a pile of fresh picked okra. Well, my first thought was “Oh! Fried okra.”. The tired part of me thought “Oh! I am going to stew this.”. So stew is just what I did. I had a handful of fresh picked tomatoes, an onion and some left over edamame and who doesn’t have canned corn? Best part of it all is it could not be easier. Simply slice dice and throw it in a pot!
You will need:
- 1lb of fresh okra diced into 1/4 inch slices end chopped off
- 1 can of corn *not creamed
- 2 onions diced
- 1 cup of edamame or lima beans if you prefer
- 4 diced tomatoes
- 1tbs salt
- 1tbs pepper
- 1tbs of seasoning any veggie seasoning that you have in your spice drawer will do.
- 1 cup of vegetable broth.
First thing is to start dicing your veggies and get them all ready.
Get out your favorite pot as it’s time to pour in the veggies. I washed and cut all my okra ahead of time and then decided this was going to be so good I was going share it! The one thing I love about this is it is the perfect take to work lunch. It will fill you up and you can eat as much as you want of it until you are full!
Onions and tomatoes. Have I mentioned how much it is raining here? The light in the kitchen lately is terrible!! The sky looks like it is dark all the time and I am told we have ten more days to go of this? Again, I am sorry about the pictures.
Once you have all of your veggies in there, add your last touch of seasoning. Really you can use anything from Lawry’s® to a greek seasoning. Either way, this will taste great!!
Next all you do is this.
Let it slow simmer on med low heat until it has reduced down. Taste test and see if it needs more seasoning and add from there. It really is this simple. I like to think of this as a veggie stew if I had added more liquid to soup. But we will go the traditional route and call it a succotash.