Best Healthy Steamed Okra. Recipe includes how to steam okra for the best taste and an optional recipe for oyster sauce. Makes a delicious Holiday side dish.
- 1 pound okra rinsed and trim top ends
- 2 Tablespoons canola oil
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 very small ginger minced
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 Tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/4 cup water
In a pot, add water and bring into a boil. Drop okra in boiling water. Boil for 4 minutes until they turn a bright green color.
Prepare an ice bath water.
Fill a large bowl with cold water and ice cubes) Remove okra from the boiling water into the ice bath to stop okra from cooking. Drain the water and transfer okra in a serving plate.
Combine water, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil and sugar. Stir well and set aside.
In a small sauce pan, heat and add oil.
Add garlic and fry until golden brown.
Add ginger to the pan and stir. Cook for one minute until light brown.
Add water, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil and sugar sauce mixture to the pan and stir to combine. Simmer in low heat for 2 more minutes.
Pour the mixture over steamed okra and serve hot.