Spicy Grilled Okra

Spicy Grilled Okra

Spicy Grilled Okra is one of the easiest ways to enjoy fresh okra. It is so easy to cook on the grill and it tastes delightful with all the crispy charred spots. Say hello to grilled okra!

Spicy Grilled Okra

With fall in the air, the farmer’s markets start to look different for the new early fall season. I did find fresh okra, which is a treat. It was a hot end of a summer day, and thought it would be great to grill the okra.

Spicy Grilled Okra

When buying fresh okra, look for firm, brightly colored pods under four to 5 inches long. Longer okra can be tough and fibrous. 

Spicy Grilled Okra

My husband looked at me and said, “grilled okra”? I said, trust me, you know it will be tasty. As I did some research, grilling helps the slime factor that many people are leary about. The end product of spicy grilled okra comes out crunchy, creamy, and delicious.

Spicy Grilled Okra

Now, what would make it spicy? Okra is used in so many cultures that the spices you choose can vary greatly.

How to prepare the okra…

First, make sure you wash and dry the okra, remember, pat it dry, then toss with the olive oil, making sure the okra is completely coated. 

Spicy Grilled Okra

Now, add the spices. First, start with the smoked paprika* adds a smokey flavor, which enhances the grilling process. Toss with the remaining spices, and you are ready for the grill.

Spicy Grilled Okra

You can arrange the okra in a single layer on the grill, use a grill basket, or add them on a skewer. Grilling over high heat gets the okra nice and charred. The seeds inside have a nice pop when you bite into them.
Serve the spicy grilled okra has an appetizer with chipotle aioli. Here are a few suggestions for the best store-bought brands. I think the best ones are: Terrapin Ridge Farms Chipotle Aioli and Stonewall Kitchens Chipotle Aioli. My family and I have tested them both and give the thumbs up for both!

They also can be served as a side for any grilled meats from the grill to round out your dinner!

Here are the links to the products that I suggest using with this Spicy Grilled Okra recipe…

Terrapin Ridge Farms Chipotle Aioli

Stonewall Kitchens Chipotle Aioli

O Meyer Lemon Olive Oil

Chiquilin Smoked Paprika

Spicy Grilled Okra

Spicy Grilled Okra is one of the easiest ways to enjoy fresh okra. It is so easy to cook on the grill and it tastes delightful with all the crispy charred spots. Say hello to grilled okra!

Ingredients

  • 2 Lbs. Fresh Okra
  • 2 TBSP. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil or Meyer Lemon Infused Olive Oil*
  • 1 tsp. Kosher Salt1 tsp. Smoked Paprika*
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic – peeled and diced1/3 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • Fresh Lemon to squeeze – at service

Instructions

  1. First, start with the smoked paprika* adds a smokey flavor, which enhances the grilling process. Toss with the remaining spices, and you are ready for the grill.
  2. You can arrange the okra in a single layer on the grill, use a grill basket, or add them on a skewer.
  3. Grilling over high heat gets the okra nice and charred.
  4. Serve the spicy grilled okra has an appetizer with chipotle aioli.

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