An Okra & Tomato Recipe That I’m Looking Forward to Trying

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I’m gathering a tomato recipe or two or three that I’m hoping to get around to trying soon. If you have any recipes that you’d like to share, please drop me a line. I’d love to include them on the I Love Cowichan blog.

I’ve been wanting to try okra for awhile now. This odd-looking fruit is high in nutrients and low in calories at only 33 per 100 grams. I’ve read that okra can become slimy if you’re not careful when you cook it. The article 7 Nutrition and Health Benefits of Okra suggests “cooking it in an acid-like tomato sauce reduces the gumminess.”

I figure the tomatoes in this casserole recipe should work.

Okra & Tomato Casserole Recipe

  • 1 1/2 pounds okra or 2 packs frozen
  • 5 tomatoes sliced
  • 3 scallions (green onions) chopped
  • 1/2 pound cheddar cheese diced
  • 1/4 pound blue cheese diced

Cut the stems and tips from the okra. Place in a sauce­pan with water to cover, and boil for 2 minutes. Drain well.

In a buttered casserole, arrange alternate layers of tomatoes, okra, scallions, Cheddar and blue cheese. The top layer should be cheese. Cover. Bake in a 350° oven for 30 minutes. Remove cover and bake 10 minutes. Serves 6-8.

Locally grown tomatoes

Broiled Tomato Recipe

  • 4 large firm tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 4 tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Remove the core from the stem end of the tomatoes; cut the tomato in half crosswise. Sprinkle with the salt, pep­per, onion, and parsley. Dot with the butter. Broil until tender and browned (about 10 minutes), or bake in a 425° oven. Serves 4-8.

Curried Tomato Recipe

  • 3 pounds firm tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/4 cup water

Wash, dry and quarter the tomatoes. Heat the oil in a skillet; sauté the onions 5 minutes. Mix in the garlic, salt and curry powder, then add the tomatoes and water. Cover and cook over low heat 15 minutes. Serves 6-8.

Celery and Tomato Recipe

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 4 cups sliced celery
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley

Melt the butter in a skillet; sauté the onion 5 minutes. Add the celery; sauté 5 minutes. Mix in the tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Cover and cook over low heat 10 min­utes. Sprinkle with the parsley. Serves 4-6.

Who loves tomatoes? I do! I do! It’s one of the things I like best about September. Which I explain in September Has Arrived in Cowichan.

Thanks for checking out the Tomato Recipe page. I really do appreciate your company 🙂  Looking for ward to seeing you again soon. In the meantime take care and don’t forget to follow I Love Cowichan on Instagram & Facebook and pretty shop local whenever you can