Creole Smothered Okra & Tomatoes

Dec 4, 2012 by

Creole Smothered Okra & Tomatoes

Creole Smothered Okra & Tomatoes
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Recipe type: Side Dish
 
Creole stewed Okra and Tomatoes are simple, but sooo delicious. Okra & Tomatoes are one of those romances written in the stars, like Oysters & Artichokes. Two creatures from different worlds, that were meant to be together!
Ingredients
  • 3 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, lard or bacon drippings
  • ¼ Cup Tasso, finely chopped
  • 1 Cup Spanish Onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 4 Tbsp Hot peppers, minced
  • 3 Cups Fresh Okra, washed trimmed and cut into ½ inch thick slices
  • 2 Cups Insanely ripe Tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tsp Fresh Thyme, chopped
  • 2 tsp Fresh Basil, chopped
  • 2 tsp Green Onions, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt, black pepper, cayenne, and Crystal Hot Sauce to taste
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter and saute the Tasso in a stainless steel pot until lightly browned. Add the onions, garlic and peppers, and season with a little Kosher salt. Sweat until the onions are translucent. Add the Okra, season again with a little salt, and cook until the Okra ceases to rope, which means that you don’t see threads when you stir the pot.
  2. Add the Tomatoes and Thyme, plus a little more Kosher salt to make the tomatoes break down.
  3. When the tomatoes break down and reduce slightly add the basil, Green Onions, and salt, pepper and hot sauce to taste. Serve as a side or over rice.
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