Friday, October 5, 2012

Egyptian Okra (Ägyptische Okra)


Egyptian Okra has always been a favourite recipe to me, It´s so easy & delicious. Usually doe with meat specially lamb meat, but you can also do it with Chicken like this recipe over here. IT´s served with Rice or eaten with the beautiful Egyptian bread (Eish balady).


Ingredients: (serves 4)

400 gm Frozen Okra (the fresh ones are the best ,but I don´t have them here)
1 medium sized onion
5 garlic cloves
1 medium sized green Paprika
3 Table spoons Tomato paste
1 Table spoon Butter
3 cups Chicken stock
Salt & Pepper
1 Lemon





Preparation:

Wash Okras & clean the top & Bottom part of it .
Chop Onion,Garlic & Paprika in a Food processor .
In a pot over high heat, add butter , the onion,garlic, paprika mixture & stir for few moments.
Add the chicken stock, tomato paste, squeeze the lemon & finally add the Okra, stir & wait till it boils then reduce heat & leave for 15 minutes.
Add Salt & Pepper according to taste.

A Tip:
You can decrease the amount of Stock & increase the amount of Tomato paste according to you taste & according to whether you want a thick or runny Sauce.



Zutaten:

400 g gefrorene Okra
1 mittlere große Zwiebel
5 Knoblauchzehe
1 grüner Paprika
3 EL Tomato paste
3 Tassen Hänchen Brühe
Saft von einer Zitrone
1 EL Butter
Salz & Pfeffer

Zubereitung:

Okra tauen & waschen.
Zwiebel,Knoblauch & paprika in einem Zerkleinerer hacken.
In einem Top auf dem Herd (bei hoch hitze) : Butter & die  gehackte Zwiebel,Knoblauch & Paprika geben & rühren (ca. 2 minuten).
Hänchen Brühe, Tomato paste ,Okra & Zitronen saft im Topf geben & bei mittlere Hitze ca. 15 minuten kochen lassen.
Mit Salz & Pfeffer abschmecken.