Grilled Spiced Okra with Garlic-Lemon Yogurt Sauce
Yields: 4-6 servings
 
Ingredients
  • ⅔ cup whole-milk plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1¾ teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 pound small fresh okra pods, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus more for greasing pan
  • 8 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
  • Lemon wedges, to serve
  • Garnish: flaked sea salt
Instructions
  1. Heat a large cast-iron grill pan over medium-high heat; grease with oil.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, mint, lemon juice, garlic, ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together coriander curry powder, remaining 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and remaining ½ teaspoon pepper. Add okra and 1 tablespoon oil, tossing until well combined.
  4. Thread okra onto skewers. Cook until tender and grill marks form, about 3 minutes per side. Serve immediately with lemon wedges and yogurt sauce. Garnish with sea salt, if desired.
Notes
Kitchen Tip: For more-distinct grill marks while cooking, lightly weigh okra down with a small sheet tray topped with a canned good. Be sure to use oven mitts or kitchen towels when moving the sheet tray. It can get quite hot over the grill pan.
Recipe by Louisiana Cookin at https://www.louisianacookin.com/grilled-spiced-okra-garlic-lemon-yogurt-sauce/