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Grilled Okra


We all love fried okra, but this famous summer vegetable is even better when lightly charred by a smoky grill. The okra maintains its fresh crispness and is so flavorful that it only needs a touch of salt to serve.

Serves 6

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes

2 pounds okra
2 tablespoons grapeseed or canola oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt

Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium-high heat.

In a large bowl, toss okra with oil and salt until coated. To prevent okra from falling through the grill grate, skewer it on grill or bamboo skewers.

Place skewers on the grill and cook 3 to 4 minutes a side until lightly charred on both sides. Remove from skewers and serve.

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MEREDITH STEELE is a recipe developer, food writer, food photographer and author of InSockMonkeySlippers.com, an award winning family food blog celebrating creative and fresh foods. Her recipe development and photography company, MBS Recipe Development specializes in multimedia recipe development for commercial and small business who’s clients include everyone from Ziploc® to small wineries. Meredith’s work has been published online, in various print media, and has been nominated for the SAVEUR awards. She can also be found across the pond writing a monthly column for JamieOliver.com. When Meredith is not in the kitchen, she’s roaming Dallas, Texas with her husband, curly-headed pixie of a daughter, and big floppy-eared dog.

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