Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Easy Stewed Tomatoes and Okra

Easy Stewed Tomatoes and Okra

Back home I used to get cans of stewed tomatoes, and I miss them, there’s only a slight difference between regular canned tomatoes and the stewed. They are stewed with peppers, celery and onions. It makes it convenient to add extra level of flavour without doing anything yourself! I remember I used to always heat up a can and then add a bag of frozen okra. I’ve tried to recreate it and it’s a great side dish or would be a great main dish if you add chicken or prawns, over rice. Enjoy.

Ingredients:
1 400g can chopped tomatoes (Any kind)
400g frozen bag chopped okra
1 small onion
3 cloves garlic
½ green pepper
½ tsp. cumin
½ vegetable stock cube
Pinch of sugar
1 tbsp. olive oil

To Start:
Dice onions, pepper, garlic. Set aside.
Heat oil in a pan until hot.
When hot add onions, pepper, and garlic.
Sautee for about 5 minutes, until they soften.

To finish:
Add the tomatoes, okra, stock cube, and seasonings.
Cover and let stew down for about 15-20 minutes.

Serve hot, over rice, or as a side dish to any main.

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