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Okura Okazu (Okra Side dish)

Thursday, June 24th, 2010
Easing your way into something new is the approach I like to take. That's why I'm not gonna bring out the big guns and start talking about natto (fermented soy beans) for my first neba neba oooey gooey dish. I like a little neba neba (slimy) stuff every now and then. I always feel like I'm eating something super good for me when I eat it. Okura (okra) has a lot of texture from the crunch of the green skin, seeds and membrane and of course it's lovely slimy goodness.

Okra has a beautiful geometric shape and along with it's bright green color and pearly seeds, you don't have to do much to make it look pretty.

Ingredients
1 cup of cooked and chopped okra
1 teaspoon of vinegar
1 teaspoon of soy sauce.
1/4 cup of unpacked katsuobushi

1) Boil water and cook the okra whole for 2 minutes.
2) Drain and cool in cold water.
3) Cut off the ends and chop into 1/8 inch slices.
4) Add the soy sauce, vinegar and chopped okra and stir with chop sticks until foamy. About 2 minutes.
5) Mix in katsuobushi and serve.

Into a bowl for a wash.
Okra okazu-in a bowl

Blanch the okra. You want them to maintain their crunch.
Okra okazu-blanch

All lined up and ready to be chopped.
Okra okazu-all lined up

Sliced okra look like little flowers.
Okra okazu-symmetric

Mix and bring out that neba neba!
Okra okazu-mixing

Enjoy!
Okra okazu-served

tags: Katsuobushi  Okra 
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