Okra Creole #MardiGras #SundaySupper

Okra Creole sounded like a good idea to me for this week’s Sunday Supper Fat Sunday Mardi Gras Celebration!
mardi gras!

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I’m already an okra fan. I like breaded and fried okra . Curried okra makes a great side dish and I especially like adding it to soup and stews.
I’m leaning more towards Mardi Gras than my traditional “Fat Tuesday” PA Dutch heritage of eating a potato doughnut also known here as fasnacht.
Fasnachts are a great way to clear the cupboards to get ready for Lent. The idea is to use all the rich, fatty foods you plan to give up before lent commences.
okra creole
There is nothing fat about okra, but making it with a butter roux and tomato makes it Creole style. Add to that a mirepiox of celery, onion and green peppers-skip the carrots-and you are talking Louisiana creole.
By the way, I make a mean Monkfish Creole too!

Thanks go out to Leslie from La Cocina de Leslie for hosting this week!

Okra Creole
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  • ⅓ cup flour
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ½ cup diced green peppers
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen okra cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon creole seasoning
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  1. In a small skillet, brown flour in butter until small bubbles form. Gradually add water whisking roux to form a thick paste. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, saute celery, onion and peppers until softened. Add garlic and cook another 2 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat and add tomato paste, roux, lemon juice, tomatoes, okra and seasoning. Simmer until okra is tender.
  4. Serve over cooked rice.

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77 Responses to Okra Creole #MardiGras #SundaySupper

  1. Manu says:

    Oh yum! I don’t cook much with okra, but I love to eat it! This is a great recipe!
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  2. Okra does sound like a terrific idea. Love it in your creole recipe!
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  11. Yummy! I can taste it already! I’ve never cooked with Okra before, I don’t know why!!
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  13. Nichole C says:

    I’m not a huge okra fan, but the mister is. He would love this!
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  15. Liz says:

    What a fantastic okra dish! I’d sounds delish!!!

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  20. Tara says:

    Looks fantastic, I will have to see if we have okra up here. Not something that is readily available.
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  21. What a great side dish Cindy! I want to try your monkfish creole.
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  22. I love Okra and I love all of the flavors in your dish! This is such a perfect side dish!
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  23. Can I place an order for the Monkfish AND the Okra, please? Yum!
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  25. Shaina says:

    Sounds delicious! I want to hear about this monkfish creole, too!
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  26. Stacy says:

    I love this, Cindy! Okras is one of my favorite things but I hardly ever cook it because the rest of the family doesn’t like it much. I need to make your dish next time my husband is traveling! Looks delicious!
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  32. miss messy says:

    I;ve never actually tried okra but this sounds fabulous! :)
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  33. This screams Mardi Gras and looks like a great, comforting dinner!
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  34. I never thought to use okra in a creole style dish but this really looks delicious!
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  35. MealDiva says:

    I’ve always been scared to make orka — but now I’m feeling inspired! Your recipe sounds amazing! :)

  36. This is such a sentimental favorite for me. This was one of my mom’s favorite dishes! Thanks for posting this one :-)
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  39. I’m a big okra fan. This dish looks awesome.
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  40. Jennifer B says:

    You know, I’ve never had okra before. I can’t even believe it myself. This looks good. :)
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  42. Laura says:

    My husband loves okra but because I had only been served frozen fried okra which I found to be slimy I always thought I didn’t like it. But I have been wanting to try it again and this dish looks like a great way to start.

  43. Katie says:

    Mmmm! I love okra, and I’ve never made it like this before. Sounds wonderful…
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  44. Cathy says:

    what an appealing way to prepare okra — looks nicely filling too
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  45. Hezzi-D says:

    Can you believe I’ve never had okra? I need to change that with this recipe!
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  46. I don’t think I’ve ever had okra before! Weird, right? This sauce sounds delicious. I want to eat it over everything!
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  47. I’ve never tried this dish before but it looks so inviting. I need to try this.
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  48. Sarah says:

    I adore everything Creole!

  49. sunithi says:

    I love that yr dish is savory and I love okra so this one am trying!!!
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  50. Renee says:

    I’m a big fan of okra as long and I’m sure I’d very much enjoy this recipe.
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