Tiny New York Kitchen: Balsamic Okra

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By Victoria Hart Glavin of Tiny New York Kitchen

Okra is one of those vegetables that people forget about. I know I do, but when I make a dish out of okra I remember how much I love it. Here is a super simple recipe for okra that you and your family will love.


2 Pounds Fresh Okra (Not Frozen)

1/3 Cup Olive Oil

1 1/2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt

1 1/2 Teaspoons Freshly Ground Pepper

3 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar

Wooden Skewers (Soaked In Water For 2 Hours)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In large-size bowl, toss okra with olive oil. Place 3 pods of okra on each skewer, and sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper.  Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Place okra skewers on baking sheet making sure that none overlap.

Place in oven for 10 minutes. Halfway through turn with tongs to make sure both sides cook evenly. You will want okra to be tender, but not overcooked.  Remove from oven and immediately transfer to serving platter.  Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.  Serve immediately.  Serves 6

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time 30 Minutes

Victoria Hart Glavin has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a teenager. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France.

While living in France, Victoria studied French cooking from an expert Lyonnais chef. Victoria learned to love the local culture of preparing and enjoying fresh, seasonal foods. While in France, Victoria experienced the joys of shopping for local produce at the market and preparing fresh foods simply and beautifully in order to enhance the experience of the table. During her time in France, she says she “learned how to squeeze tomatoes at the local market” and “took everything in by osmosis.”

Currently, Victoria creates tasty treats in her tiny kitchen, in New York City, for all to enjoy and on weekends she explores Fairfield County where has a second home. Victoria has shared her recipes with others and now you can enjoy the Tiny New York Kitchen recipe collection, too!  Victoria is a member of Culinary Historians of New York and a member of the Association for the Study of Food and Society.