Grill these appetizers when you cook Grilled Herb Grit Cakes. Assemble skewers the night before; brush them with the oil mixture before grilling. Flavor oil mixture with dried ground herbs to suit your taste. Look for okra pods of similar size to assure even grilling.
2 small onions, each cut into 8 wedges
24 okra pods (about 3/4 pound), trimmed
16 cherry tomatoes (about 1/2 pound)
4 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon water
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/8 teaspoon sugar
2 garlic cloves, minced
How to Make It
Divide each onion wedge into 2 equal pieces. Thread 3 okra pods, 2 cherry tomatoes, and 2 onion pieces alternately onto each of 8 (12-inch) skewers. Combine olive oil, kosher salt, and the remaining ingredients except for cooking spray in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Brush olive oil mixture over the skewers. Place the skewers on a grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill skewers for 3 minutes on each side or until tender.
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