Sautéed Okra with Cashews

Okra and cashews are central to Brazilian cuisine; here the vegetable is lightly sautéed with slivers of garlic and tossed with the nuts for a great crunch.


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  • Servings: 12

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  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 pounds small okra
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup salted roasted cashews, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest, plus lime wedges, for serving

How to make this recipe

  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil until shimmering. Add the okra, season with salt and pepper and cook over high heat, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes.

  2. Add the garlic to the skillet and cook over moderate heat until softened and fragrant, 3 minutes. Stir in the cashews and lime zest. Transfer the okra to a platter, garnish with the lime wedges and serve.

Contributed By Photo © Lucas Blalock Published April 2010

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