Servings: 6


  • 2 pounds okra (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 head garlic
  • olive oil for frying okra and garlic
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • water, as needed
  • salt, pepper, allspice to taste
  • 2 cups rice, if desired

Step 1

Slice okra into bite size pieces, discarding the top hat part.

Step 2

Fry the okra in olive oil to get a golden sear, then remove the oil.

Step 3

Add tomato sauce and a blend of salt, pepper, and allspice to taste.

Step 4

Add just enough water to cover the okra comfortably and let simmer.

Step 5

In a clean pan, warm 2 tablespoons of olive oil and fry the garlic until it develops a golden sear.

Step 6

Add the garlic directly to the simmering okra.

Step 7

Let the mixture simmer for another 5 minutes, then enjoy over a bed of rice.