Doesn't that word just just ask for an exclamation point? ;~)
Also known as Lady's Fingers, these interesting little vegetables are totally new to me. We never had them growing up, I don't EVER remember seeing them in the grocery store and honestly, I'm not sure I even knew they existed until I started watching the food network.
So when I saw them at focal Farm's stand I hand to grab them for a produce pick. Boy am I glad i did! It's a great “bulk-er” weighing in at only 31 calories a cup (100g), no fat and 3g of fiber. According to Nutrition Data, it's also a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Manganese. Plus it thickens! How cool is that, a low cal, non-starchy vegetable that thickens?!
I know I can't be the only that waited this long to try this fascinating vegetable but I also know there are a lot of people who grew up eating it. So I'm asking those that know to inform those of us that don't. I'd love to hear how you prepare this produce pick!
Me? Well I experimented and came up with, Mexican Inspired Okra Orzo Stew. I LOVED it and will definitely be buying this interesting vegetable again. It was so easy to use yet added a whole new dimension to my dish. At least it was new for me. The only weird thing was the stickyness while cutting but it wasn't that big of a deal.
Note: I don't know what I was thinking, but I didn't pull out the camera, so I would like to thank House of Sims for the FABULOUS photo!