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Southern Style Baked Okra And Cherry Tomatoes

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Ingredients
  Extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Okra pods 1 Pound, rinsed and left whole, trim the tops if you like
  Cherry tomatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), chopped
  Fresh dill 3 Tablespoon, chopped
  Sea salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1 Teaspoon, freshly ground (use as per taste)
  Red chili flakes 1⁄2 Teaspoon (use as per taste)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 400°.

MAKING
2. In the bottom of a cast iron skillet or 8-9” baking dish drizzle a little of the olive oil.
3. Add okra, tomatoes, garlic and dill.
4. Season with salt, freshly ground black pepper and crushed red chili flakes.
5. Stick your hands in there and stir to combine.
6. Drizzle with remaining olive oil.
7. Cover pan tightly with aluminum foil and place in preheated oven.
8. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until okra is soft and tomatoes are starting to collapse.
9. Remove foil, stir vegetables and return to oven, uncovered.
10. Bake another 5-10 minutes to evaporate some of the juices.

SERVING
11. Remove from oven and serve hot or at room temperature when the vegetables should be very tender.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Channel: 
DiabeticLiving
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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