© John Kernick
Okra Double Dippers
- SERVINGS: 6 to 8
This okra gets not one but two coatings: Dip first in miso mayonnaise, then add crunch with sesame seeds or heat with fresh chiles.
1 pound okra
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons white miso (also called shiro miso)
Black and white sesame seeds and thinly sliced fresh red chiles, for dipping
- In a large pot of salted boiling water, blanch the okra until bright green, about 30 seconds; drain well. Transfer the okra to a baking sheet and refrigerate until it has cooled slightly.
- In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise with the miso. Put the sesame seeds and chiles in 2 small bowls. To eat, dip the okra spears in the miso mayonnaise, then dip in the toppings.