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Recipe: Bamia (Sweet and Sour Okra)

Time execution: 35 min


  • 2 pound small okra pods

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoon honey

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 2/3 cup water


  1. Wash the okra and pat it dry with paper towels. Top and tail it, discarding any blemished or hard pods. Heat the olive oil in a heavy saucepan and saute the okra in the oil for 4 to 5 minutes, turning each pod once. Add the honey, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and water. Cover, lower the heat, and simmer for 25 minutes, adding more water if necessary. Serve hot.

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