A yummy vegetarian side dish, easy to make. Taste holds up for leftovers. The use of frozen okra makes this a year-round favorite in our family.
A yummy vegetarian side dish, easy to make. Taste holds up for leftovers. The use of frozen okra makes this a year-round favorite in our family.
For folks who think or have read that okra is too slimey to enjoy- try this recipe! I found this recipe delicious, a snap to make, and it's really healthy. I used a can of real Italian cherry tomatoes, fresh thyme, and added a bit more garlic, and it was wonderful. Okra-phobes, you won't regret trying this!Read More
For folks who think or have read that okra is too slimey to enjoy- try this recipe! I found this recipe delicious, a snap to make, and it's really healthy. I used a can of real Italian cherry tomatoes, fresh thyme, and added a bit more garlic, and it was wonderful. Okra-phobes, you won't regret trying this!
This is as authentic as it comes and I should know because my Creole mamma made this all the time. She would also add a little fresh or frozen shrimp at the end for a slightly different taste. Great recipe!
A very good Creole Okra recipe! I made two changes. I used Ro-Tel tomatoes and, because it is summer, I substituted some of my fresh lemon thyme for dried thyme flakes.
I used fresh okra and it was great. Even the folks in my household who think they're non-okra eaters gobbled it up!
This is a good creoled okra recipe. I was born and raised in Louisiana and this is almost how we would make it. I make mine in a slow cooker to make it even easier- just chop and heat. (Short on time.) I add basil, thyme, and Tony Chachere's Cajun Seasoning (instead of salt and pepper-it gives it more of a kick.) I just add to taste. My great aunt used to make this a lot and she used a cast iron skillett. If you have one do use it. It adds to the flavor, plus it adds iron to the diet. I use one when I'm not in a hurry and it is well worth the effort. Plus the cast iron burns off the slimeness of the okra. My aunt never once had slimey okra!
I thought this was a little spicy, and I do like hot dishes. It was a nice meal for one or two, but nothing I'd serve to company. I think I'll add some chicken and shrimp and rice to the leftovers to make something similar to gumbo so the leftovers will at least get eaten.
Mmmmm! Really good! This was my first time making okra (and second time eating it...first experience wasn't too great) and it was really yummy! We like lots of garlic so I doubled it and ended up adding the entire can of tomatoes. Delicious :)
I've been making a similar recipe since I started cooking. Its great for frozen okra and even better if you can find fresh. Also, you can add a couple of stalks of dices celery to it for additional texture. I also will add browned ground beef and serve over rice for the ultimate in comfort food that still has some spice. Enjoy.
My husband and I loved this recipe. I didn't have cayenne pepper so I used red pepper flakes instead. It was very good. I think next time I will add some shrimp. Thanks for sharing.
Definitely my favorite way to have okra. Even my kids enjoyed this recipe, (I was afraid it might be too spicy). I mixed the leftovers in a gumbo soup I made with it and served them together which worked well too. Yum!
Very nice. You may want to add smoked fish to this recipe to give you a bit of the african type taste. Switch thyme with basil. Serve over steam rice. Okra is a staple in many african countries. The acidity in the tomatoes cuts down on the sliminess.
I love stewed okra & tomatoes, but have never prepared it. This recipe was exactly what I was expecting it to be. I did add a little spice, just because we like more spice. I can't wait to make this again! Thank you!
Absolutely delicious!! Easy to make too and great if you're on a diet. This dish will now be considered one of my favorite recipes!!
Very good, even as leftovers. I had to add more liquid while simmering, but otherwise we cooked as directed! Making it again tonight as a main meal with rice and andouille sausage.
Yum! I made this with fresh okra from our garden. Will likely make again.
Very good, I would love to try with fresh okra some time. Will make again
Great stuff - no slime. Give it a try.
I love it. My variation was to use Rotel with green chilis instead and not add the cayenne. My way was probably too hot for most but if you can stand the heat...
This is a wonderful dish. I fixed it for a Creole style dinner party and everyone raved over it. I will certainly fix this regularly. I doubled all the ingredients except the okra to serve nine adults and it was just enough.
My boyfriend loves okra so I buy the frozen kind everytime it is on sale. I pair this recipe with the Seared Catfish from this site. It goes perfect with it. This recipe also goes well with zucchini.
Just made this minus the green peppers and I loved it! Served over brow rice. It wasn't slimy for me either, maybe because I fry the okra that is I add them to the onion/ garlic and fry for a few minutes before adding the tomatoes. Will be making regularly.
Very good! I didn't use the cayenne pepper because I don't like it hot. It was still good.
awesome awesome awesome. I did some tweaking that I think made it a little better: used fresh okra and fresh tomatoes from a local organic farm...yummy! Since I used fresh tomatoes instead of canned, I just used tomato juice where it calls for the reserve of the canned tomatoes in the recipe. I didn't have any parsley handy, but used fresh basil instead. Superb!
I really enjoyed this recipe. I made it for a diet I'm on, but when I'm through will add some shrimp, chicken and/or sausage. YUM. Very easy and very good.
This is a wonderful recipe for okra. Followed it exactly, except I used 2 fresh medium tomatoes with a 3rd one squeezed for its juice. The okra, tomatoes, pepper and parsley all came from my garden. Nice heat from the cayenne pepper and tangy from using fresh tomatoes. Will definitely make this one again.
Outstanding! Added turkey sausage, a can of Rotel, 1/2 cup of chicken broth and seasoned with Tony Chachere's rather than using cayenne. Served over rice; awesome dinner...
I made this using red pepper and a can of tomato's that also had oregano and basil in it. Wow it turned out so well... oh and added Tabasco of course! YUM!
Yummy Okra recipe. I served it up as a side with gumbo and rice. Very tasty dish.
This was really good! I LOVE okra and am always looking for good vegetarian dishes to use it in. I didn't have any parsley on hand so I omitted that and I also used Tony Chachere's cajun seasoning. I served it over white rice as a full meal. I think next time I will double the recipe so I have more leftover!
Excellent. Easy to make and something different to do with okra. My husband enjoyed it and said that the okra wasn't slimy cooked this way. Used rotel instead of canned tomatoes.
very good would make again
Thanks for the recipe. I didn't have quite the amount of okra called for, so mine ended up with a higher tomato ratio...seems like it would be good either way.
We had a bunchof fresh okra and this turned out great. I added cooked chicken and it made a terrific main dish. This one's a 'keeper'.
I roasted the okra first in the oven with creole seasoning ,then followed the recipe. Not slimy!
Excellent recipe. This will be a one I will make over and over again. Thanks for sharing it.
This was a family favorite when I was growing up and I still love it in my 60s! The only things I change is no bell pepper (can't eat them) and I add about 2 cups of cooked, elbow macaroni. The left overs are frozen to be added to soup or gumbo or I will add some cooked, shredded chicken or cooked and crumbled ground round for a one pot meal. It is a fast and delicious dish.
Used this as a side dish and really enjoyed it. I added a little more garlic and added cajun spice along with the other ingredients. Will make this again.
Okra normally is not one of my favorite vegetables, but this recipe tastes great, and I sure will try it again. Full flavor and just a bit spicy.
Absolutely Delicious! I added more garlic (6) and a 28oz can of Marzano tomatoes.
Very good! I didn't have green pepper on hand so I left it out. I added a 1/2 tsp or so of seasoned salt, and spiced it up with a jalapeno. It was great! Served over white rice, this can be seasoned to anyone's liking.
This was delicious! The last time I had okra (long ago), it was slimy, so I was looking for a recipe that made it delicious but not slimy. This recipe did just that. Lots of flavor, plus it was so very easy - I had all the ingredients already. I'll definitely be making this again!
We really enjoyed this great way to fix okra. It went really well with the Cajun Pecan Catfish (made with cod instead) from this site.
It was too bland with just one can of Rotel tomatoes, so adding another made it a winner for my pepper-belly husband. This was a good way to enjoy okra.
This was great! I had some leftover brown rice and spicy chicken sausage that I needed to use and this was the perfect accompaniment. The next day I added the leftover okra, rice, and sausage to a vegetable broth and it made an excellent quick and easy soup.
Delicious! I used a whole onion and about 1 Tbsp. oil.
Very good. I used San Marzano whole tomatoes and cut them up, fresh okra and a red pepper (what I had on hand). Will make again.
Creola Okra is a very nice savory dish. It was easy to prepare and I will make it again, adding some whole kernel corn.
Me and my family really enjoyed this dish. i added a little more parsly and onions. a very nice and healthy dish as well. thanks
I used fresh okra, tomatoes and onions and I will make it again.
It was okay but still slightly slimy. Maybe I'm just not an okra lover.
Yes I try the Creola Oka recipe" and I add more to the stewed it up. I also put in some other things. Like Tony Chachere"s creole seasoning 1/4 Teaspoon and, a link of Eckrich Smokes Turkey Sausages, 1/2 cup of frozen sweet kernal corn. It"s the bomd!and I love It! Very Delicious.!!!!!
I added 2 stalks of chopped celery to the onions and peppers. I mistakenly added one can of fire roasted medium salsa and 2 cans of stewed tomatoes. I used 1 quart of chopped fresh okra. I did not add spices as the salsa flavor was strong. It was most excellent served over hot rice.
Delicious just spicy enough
I've made this dish several times now, it's really easy, especially with the cut frozen okra, and not at all slimey.
This was very good. I used okra from the garden. Instead of the cayenne pepper, I used half a jalapeno (deseeded) also from the garden. I could have used the whole thing. I was afraid a homegrown cayenne would be too spicy, but I might try that next time.
This was very good. I substituted the canned tomato with 1/2 cup tomato sauce and a 10oz can of tomato soup (basically what I had on hand) it was delicious. The combination made a great sauce that I'm going to try with shrimp or chicken one of these days. Thanks!
I loved this recipe! I added ground turkey and it was great!
We get lots of okra from our garden all summer, and usually we just stream it plain or eat it raw. To shake things up a bit I decided to try this recipe, and everyone loved it! I did make a few changes to the recipe: left out the spices except for salt and pepper, (didn't feel like hunting through our cupboards!) and used fresh okra and tomatoes instead of frozen and canned. But it still turned out really good and everyone was going back for seconds and thirds!
I tried this recipe. It was very good. I added a bit of sugar to add sweetness to the tomato base.
This was exactly what I was looking for. It was my first time making okra even though I love eating it and it came out great. Surprisingly, there was no slime. I will definitely make this again.
Needs more spice.
I followed the recipe as is. Turned out great! We had our Fat Tuesday at work and they loved it. Will be my go to recipe for okra. Thanks for sharing.
Wonderful Dish. We had an Okra fest this past Sunday. I cooked up this okra dish and it won 1st price!
This was my first time making this recipe and I will make it a regular. I used fresh okra from the farmers market and the texture was just right. I ran out of cayenne pepper so I substituted some Don't Cajun seasoning for the cayenne and the salt. I also didn't have thyme so I subbed in some poultry seasoning. I added a bit of roasted garlic tomato sauce that I had on hand for some extra moisture. My stepson, who had never had okra before exclaimed "this stuff is amazing". That's enough for me.
I cook this type of okra dish all the time. I also add some chicken, sausage, shrimp and serve over rice with cornbread. Delish.
This was outstanding. I made this with fresh okra. The recipe doubles easily. I will make it again!
I used canned okra and cut simmer time in half which made it easier on a busy school night. Also, thought cayenne was a bit too strong so will cut in half next time. But def a great healthy side!
Not enough flavor for me.
I loved this dish! I am a tomato lover so I added additional diced tomatoes to the recipe.
This tasty and easy recipe is a great way to enjoy an abundance of garden peppers and okra. We had it with rice.
My husband likes Okra but my children never had it, I made this and they loved it for the first time eating Okra this was a hit.
Very good and I will make it again. It goes superbly with rice and my chili con carne. I added more Cayenne, much more as it happens. I omitted thyme, as I was out. I used fresh okra, not frozen.
yum! I'm not a huge okra fan, but thought this was great. It wasn't slimy like other times I've tried making this. I add extra tomatoes and cayenne to mine, but I like it spicy.
Was an okra hater, still not a lover but this is good. Wasted a clean bowl straining the tomatoes when I used the entire can anyway? Only four stars because I was an okra hater.
This was very good… not at all slimy. I did need more liquid than the recipe called for, but that might be because I used a black iron skillet. I didn't have any tomato juice, so I used a little chicken broth as needed … it did the trick.
Definitely making this again in the future. I used three fresh tomatoes, fresh okra, and added a 1/4 cup of rice to soak up the juices. Turned our great! It even kept well as leftovers.
nice starting point for trying out frozen okra.. i subbed margarine for the olive oil.. used a little less onion.. left out the bell pepper and used rotel instead of plain canned tomatoes to make up for it.. added some apple cider vinegar but think i would do lemon if i try this again.. i sprinkled chopped cilantro and green onion over the finished product.. i rang out my okra in a cloth napkin and it was minimally slimy once cooked through.. thanks for the recipe
This stuff is delicious! It's not nearly as slimy as other okra dishes, and it has lots of flavor. I used the canned diced tomatoes with jalapenos and that added a bit more spice to the recipe.
Delicious, easy, and healthy! Since finding this recipe, I try to keep the ingredients in the house for whenever we need something quick. I've made this recipe exactly as written a bunch of times and loved it. I've also added more tomatoes, tomatoes with green chilis, chopped cooked chicken, hot sausage, different spices etc. My husband, mother, and I love it.
Delicious! I made some adjustments based on what I had on hand. I only had a cup of fresh okra, and I used 1/2 TBSP of dried parsley instead of fresh. Otherwise, I followed the proportions in the recipe. I served the dish over rice, and it was fantastic. The okra was perfect, not slimy at all, and the cayenne provided a nice hint of heat.
I don't really eat Okra, but I loved it!
This was an excellent recipe. I sauteed several slices of bacon as shown on a similar recipe from this site and added some instant rice at the end of the veggie cooking time. I used fresh okra from the garden. Rave reviews from husband who hates okra! Will be using this recipe many more times.
Very good. I used yellow pepper instead of geeen and flakes pepper, and added s few tablespoons of water. Sooooooo good and super easy!
Very good, I added shrimp which made it even better
Just OK. Rather Blah. Need A Good Okra Recipe.
I've been making a similar recipe for many years. Mine is probably a bit more fattening, as I use bacon drippings rather than oil. And as some other reviewers mention, I use Rotel tomatoes. I don't use thyme, and I always add a sprinkle of sugar to cut the acid of the tomatoes. This is how my Creole aunt taught me.
This was a great way to cook okra. I sometimes have issues with okra's slimy texture but not with this recipe!! Will make again!
Really easy recipe and tasted AWESOME! My DH thinks this is the best okra and tomatoes he's ever had. The pepper adds a really nice kick.
This recipe is so delicious, just like my grandma's. The only thing I added was a dash of celery seeds. Will definitely make again & again..????
First time I've ever cooked okra. This was WONDERFUL!!
New favorite recipe! Love okra and this was so great. Even my husband who only like fried okra, seemed to like it!
I thought it had a slimy texture, and would prefer okra cooked into fritters. However, my husband loved it, and asked if I would make it again! (He tends not to pay attention to texture as much as I do.)