I wrote about verjuice made from unripe grapes a few days ago and told that one of the most common dishes with verjuice in Turkey is okra. I can’t believe there are still people who hate this innocent vegetable, which is one of the best foods served by nature. I love it more when combined with lemon, but if we are in unripe grapes, we don’t even look for lemons. Verjuice makes a wonderful twist on our regular okra. If someone is making verjuice here, it’s for sure that he will cook okra. Other varieties like using it in drinks come later.
It’s not traditional to serve this dish with unripe grapes on it, but I love to have them whole when eating okra. Besides, I think they make the dish more colorful with their bright greenness.
Check out tips for cooking okra here.