Friday, November 26, 2010

Stir-fry Spicy Okra with Squid

One of my favorite vegetable is Okra or called as Lady Finger outside US and A.Yes,I know some people don't like Okra because it's has plenty of seeds in the pods and has slimy texture after cooked .I guess I like it's because I'm so used to eat it in curry fish or stir-fry with sambal..During summer we can find okra everywhere in the local market but after summer the price is not cheap at all and supply is also limited...a pound of okra can go up to $4.99..I prefer to get Okra at Indian grocery store because it's sold in loose not prepacked so I can choose the young and pretty one..not to said the price is slightly cheaper then regular market..Since I don't have fish head to cook curry fish head with okra,I just stir-fry with some squid left over from making hot pot..For me I can just eat spicy okra with 2 bowls of rice,do not need other dish else. It's yummy and satisfactory!!










Ingredients;


1 lb okra,cut the head stump away and cut into 1/2 if it's longer then 3inches

1/2 carrot,peeled and sliced

2 tbsp sambal-belacan-paste

1 tbsp spicy dried shrimp chili (Tean's brand)*optional*

1 tbsp tamarind juice

1 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp chicken bouillon powder

salt to taste

1 tbsp oil

1 large white squid,clean and cut strip












Method:

1:Heat skillet at medium heat with oil.Microwave wash cut okra at high heat for 3 minutes.Add in sambal-belacan-paste and dried shrimp chili.Fry for 30 seconds before add in cut squid ,okra,carrot,tamarind juice,sugar and chicken bouillon powder. 2:Saute for another 5 minutes .*I like mine okra green and crunchy* Cook longer if you like soft..Check the seasoning.Add salt if needed.
3:Remove from heat,dish out and serve warm with steamed white rice.












4 comments :

Jan said...

ha looking for those kind of foods... thanks for the recipe...

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Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

look simple and yummy, I love akra!

noobcook said...

always love it when orka is cooked in spicy stir fry :p~

Liz said...

I like okra too. will try this soon. have visit to my blog dear...

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