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15 minutes
6 Servings

1 pound of fresh whole okra  

bowl of ice water

¼ teaspoon of olive oil for oiling pan 

¼ of a lemon

1 teaspoon sea salt  

  1. Boil the okra in a shallow pan of water until soft (3-4 minutes).
  2. Submerge the boiled okra in the bowl of ice water. Allow okra to cool for 1 minute. 
  3. Rub the olive oil onto a flat skillet and heat on high until very hot. 
  4. Toss the okra into skillet and let sizzle; spritz with lemon juice and a pinch of sea salt; check for blackening on the face-down side after about 2 minutes.
  5. Once charred on one side, flip and blacken the other side.
  6. Spritz with lemon and salt again on the unseasoned side. Enjoy!

An Oldways recipe. 

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