Okra with Scallion, Lime, and Ginger

Steaming unlocks the succulence of okra. Here, the pods are tossed with slivered ginger and a Vietnamese-inspired scallion oil in an all-purpose dish that's great with grilled steak or chicken, or with nothing more than a fragrant bowlful of jasmine rice.

Steaming unlocks the succulence of okra. Here, the pods are tossed with slivered ginger and a Vietnamese-inspired scallion oil in an all-purpose dish that's great with grilled steak or chicken, or with nothing more than a fragrant bowlful of jasmine rice.

This is an example recipe from epicurious.com.

Details:
Yield: Makes 4 servings
Active Time: 15 min
Total Time: 15 min

Ingredients:

1 pound small to medium okra, trimmed, leaving tops and tips
1 cup chopped scallions (about 1 bunch)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 (2- by 1-inch) piece peeled ginger, cut into very thin matchsticks
Lime wedges

Preparation:

  1. Steam okra in a steamer over boiling water, covered, until just tender, about 7 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish.
  2. Cook scallions in oil with 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small skillet over medium heat, stirring, just until softened, 1 to 3 minutes. Pour over okra and toss with ginger. Serve with lime wedges for squeezing over okra.