Mpamies lemonates

| October 30, 2014 | Reply

You have come to the right place where we are loving green neglected vegetables like okra [bámies] cooked (cleverly) with lemon juice, without the liquid to be released. The dish is gorgeous and easy to prepare as typically  Greek people do. Mpamies lemonates [bámies lemonátes]= lemon flavored okra.

Serves: 4

You need:

  • 4 tablespoons Greek olive oil mpamies lemonates
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 500g okra (fresh & cleaned or frozen)
  • 1 cup water
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 5-6 sprigs parsley, finely chopped


In a medium pot over medium-high heat, pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil and saute the onion.

Add the okra to the pot (unthawed).

Season with salt and pepper. Gently stir ONCE, do NOT stir again until okra is cooked through.

At this point lower the heat to medium. Pour water and cover the pot with a lid and let cook for about 20 minutes or until the okra is tender (add some water if necessary)

Remove the lid, pour the lemon juice and sprinkle some parsley.

Drizzle the last 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

Use a serving-slotted spatula remove gently the okra from the pot and serve.

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Category: Vegetables

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