Okra with Tomatoes

okra2450 g/ 1 lb okra
2 x 15 ml spoons/2 tbsp sunflower oil
1 onion, sliced
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
400 g/1 lb can chopped tomatoes
salt and freshly ground black pepper
juice 1 lemon


Wash the okra and wipe off any hair using absorbent paper. Carefully trim off the stems, but do not cut into the okra itself as it releases a sticky fluid when cooking. Heat the oil and gently fry the onion until lightly golden, add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the okra, tomatoes, seasoning and lemon juice and stir well. Bring to the boil, cover and cook for about 40 minutes, stir occasionally taking care not to damage the okra. When the okra is tender serve hot or cold as a salad.

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