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Caribbean cooking features an abundance of okra dishes, a result of its African influence. You can use frozen (then thawed) okra for this vegetable side dish, but fresh okra produces a slightly better texture and flavor.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • In a large skillet cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon to paper towels, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon; set aside.

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  • Add butter to drippings in skillet. Cook onion and garlic in hot bacon drippings and butter over medium heat until onion is tender.

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  • Stir in okra, salt, and pepper. Cook, covered, over low heat about 15 minutes or until okra is almost tender. Add tomatoes to skillet. Cook and stir about 3 minutes or until heated through. Drizzle with lime juice and sprinkle with crumbled bacon and basil. Makes 4 side-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts

126 calories; 8 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 14 mg cholesterol; 400 mg sodium. 11 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 3 g protein; 1166 IU vitamin a; 32 mg vitamin c; 50 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;


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