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Charred Okra

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Stylist: Caroline M. Cunningham
Yield Makes 6 servings
Garam masala lends Indian flavor to Charred Okra. Charred Okra is a great way to enjoy okra without frying it.

Ingredients

  • 3 limes
  • 2 pounds medium-size fresh okra
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

How to Make It

  1. Grate zest from 2 limes to equal 2 1/2 Tbsp.; squeeze juice from same 2 limes to equal 5 Tbsp. Cut remaining lime into 8 wedges.

  2. Toss together okra, next 5 ingredients, lime zest, and lime juice in a bowl. Cover and chill 1 hour.

  3. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Remove okra from marinade, discarding marinade. Grill okra, without grill lid, 10 to 15 minutes or just until tender and lightly charred, turning often. Sprinkle with cilantro; serve with lime wedges.

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