Bamia is okra and is a staple throughout the Mediterranean the and in the southern US. This is a nutritious and delicious appetizer or side dish for any occasion.
1 pound/s Okra Fresh Or Frozen
14 1/2 ounce/s Can Crushed Tomatoes
3 tablespoon/s Olive Oil
4 Cloves Garlic Chopped Finely
1 tablespoon/s Sugar
1 Lemon Juiced
1/4 cup/s Water Plus More
1. In a large heavy skillet with a tight fitting lid, combine all ingredients.
2.Bring to a boil, lower heat, cover and simmer 20 minutes.
3. Uncover, add more water, ¼ cup at a time, as needed to prevent sticking and maintain a stew-like consistency.
4. Do not stir. Continue to cook, uncovered, adding water as needed, 30-40 minutes until okra starts to fall apart and the sauce is slightly thickened. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
Recipe and photo originally from culinarykosher.com