Have you tried Spicy Okra?
Okra is one of the vegetables I avoid eating when I was younger but I have read various articles that it is good for diabetes. I am not diabetic but my mother was and she passed away due to the complications of the disease (diabetes), and since it is in my genes might as well try eating some healthy foods if time permits ("pag may time" lol) and as they say prevention is better than cure.
I am not trying to be an expert in cooking because truth be told, I am not but I just love cooking, got it from my late father. (needless to say, my mother was the laziest person I know when in comes to cooking, sorry Nay, miss you and love you, I know God has you in His keeping)
So going back to the recipe, here's what you need:
- 1 can tuna, hot & spicy
- 8 to 10 pcs okra
- 1-3 pcs. pepper ("siling espada")
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 small onion
- a pinch of black pepper
- a pinch of white pepper
- a pinch of chili powder
- a pinch of chili flakes
- a pinch of garlic powder
- a pinch of turmeric powder
- 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tbsp soy sauce ("patis")
- cooking oil
- Cut the okra into pieces (depends on your preference, as for me, I cut it into small pieces)
- Cut the onion and garlic into small pieces
- Put the cut okra into a small container or a ziplock bag, then mix it with apple cider vinegar, ginger powder and turmeric powder, then shake it. Let it stand for about an hour or 2.
- After 1 or 2 hours, you are now ready to stir fry. Put a small amount of cooking oil in the pan
- Add the cut onion, garlic and sprinkle a pinch of salt, white pepper, black pepper, chili powder, chili flakes.
- Add the okra, then after a few minutes add the pepper and the tuna.
- Stir well then add a pinch of black pepper and white pepper then stir. Let it simmer for a few minutes until all the okra and pepper are cooked.
- Optional: Add 2 pcs of eggs and mix (I like it with eggs added)
- That's it! Happy eating!
TIP: If you have not tried cooking, try it, it's fun! You will never know how capable you are until you give it a try. Also, if you miss one or two ingredients, experiment, improvise, do your own thing, substitute the missing ingredient to what is available in your kitchen. Remember it isn't a crime not to love what you cook (lol) but believe me, you will, otherwise who will? lol
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