Quick Okra Stir-Fry

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 4 servings
  • Prep 5 mins
  • Cook 5 mins

Okra with soy, sesame, garlic and ginger.


3/4 pound fresh okra
1 tablespoon roasted peanut oil
1 large clove garlic. minced
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon lightly toasted sesame seeds
2 cups cooked Asian noodles or rice
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Trim okra and gently rinse in cold running water; lightly shake dry. Heat oil over high heat in a wok or large skillet. Sauté okra in hot oil for 2 minutes. Add garlic, ginger and pepper flakes. Sauté 1 to 2 minutes more or until pods are a brilliant green with slight browning along some of the edges.
  2. Toss with soy and sesame. Serve over noodles and top with cilantro; serve immediately.

Recipe by David Feder.



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