Simple Summer Side
By: Pam Smith, RDN
My Virtual Flavor Kitchen was filled this week with countless delicious and nutritious flavors of Charleston cuisine you can make in your own kitchen (Watch The Pam Smith Flavor Show Flavor Kitchen episode here). Whether you enjoy it as a simple side or delicious snack, Roasted Okra with Chipotle Dipping Sauce will have you craving more.
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Roasted Okra with Chipotle Dipping Sauce
1 pound finger-sized okra
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/4 teaspoons P.S. Flavor!™ Creole Kitchen, or Kosher salt and black pepper
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup of your favorite mayonnaise
1 chipotle pepper from can of Chipotles in Adobo Sauce, roughly chopped (seeds removed, if desired)
1 tablespoon adobo sauce from can of Chipotles in Adobo Sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice
Pre-heat sheet pan in 375° F oven.
Slice each piece of okra lengthwise, then quickly toss in olive oil and 1 tablespoon seasoning. Roast cut-side up in a single layer until nice and crispy, about 15 to 20 minutes.
Combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, lime juice, and the remaining Creole Kitchen in a blender or in the measuring cup of an immersion blender. Blend until thoroughly combined. Taste and add more adobo sauce, lime juice, and/or Creole Kitchen, as needed. Transfer the Chipotle Dipping Sauce to a small serving cup.
Transfer the roasted okra to a serving plate and serve with the the sauce. Okra is best if eaten immediately, while still piping hot from the oven.