I made this lovely recipe by Fran from Flavour which has fried okra as it main ingredient. I told Fran that I would post the Brazilian recipe of okra. So here it is. Sometimes I ate this dish in a sort of stew-style dish but mine is more subdued. If you want more sauce I would dare say that you should add some chicken stock to the chicken as soon as the onions are added.
2 kg chicken breasts cut into medium sized pieces
½ cup vegetable oil
3 big onions, chopped
1 teaspoon of ‘mineiro’ seasoning**
1 kg okra, cut into small round slices
2 green peppers
1 bunch of parsley (flat leaf)
1 bunch of chives
Put all the ingredients above in a blender. Whiz it with sal to taste and remove it when it reaches paste consistency.
Heat half the oil in a saucepan and throw the chicken in, mixing until it reaches a golden colour and are cooked through. Add the onions and enough ‘mineiro’ seasoning to add flavour to the chicken, cooking in slow heat.
In a separate pan heat the remaining oil and throw the okra in. Mix it all the time until it is fried. When ready remove from the pan and put on a plate with some kitchen towel on it.
When the chicken is nearly ready throw the okra in and let it cook for a bit longer.
Serve it outright.