The best way to cook these ladies’ fingers is to grill them with something you like. This grilled okra and chili skewers recipe tells you how you can grill and serve okra in an unusual way.
Okra is one of the vegetables heralding the arrival of summer. Maybe that is the reason why I like these little yummy things so much. When the season comes, I usually cook okra in two ways: I grill them or I make one pot okra chicken stew. The first is a great snack especially when wrapped in tortilla with some rice and the latter makes a great maincourse for a summer dinner.
Until very recently (I mean yesterday), I just grilled ladies’ fingers on skewers and ate them by just adding some spice. But yesterday we ordered some sushi for dinner and I got the inspiration to wrap the okra and chili in tortilla and then cut it like sushi. Actually the result was very nice. Eating even a lot of fingers won’t help you to overcome your hunger, but with these sushi slices you can overcome your hunger easily.
The key to taste of the okra lies behind its freshness. It is very easy to understand: If the okra is totally green (or purple) that’s OK. If it has started to go black on edges, that’s the sign of going stale. Don’t buy okra unless really fresh.
This grilled okra and chili skewers recipe is a really hot idea! If you don’t like hot peppers, you can replace the chili with any other type of pepper or cherry tomatoes. Grilled okra with tomatoes sound really yummy! Whatever you use, brushing some olive oil is crucial for a better grilling experience. I prefer adding the spice after grilling, but you can mix the spices and olive oil and brush that spicy oil for stronger flavors.