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Friday’s Dinner

Here’s a Sudanese recipe for a dish called Bamia from Food for Life. I am going to try Bamia this Friday as a part of my Lenten discipline (which, by the way, has been very enlightening so far, and I’m not even a week into it!). I selected the recipe because it looks relatively quick and easy.

2-3 chopped onions
2-3 fresh chopped tomatoes
1 kg (2.2 lbs) fresh okra
2-3 tsp oil
2-3 cloves garlic
1 tsp coriander
salt and pepper to taste

Serves 3 people
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Heat oil in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Saute onions for two minutes. Add garlic and saute for one minute. Stir in the tomatoes. Bring the mixture to a string boil and cook for five minutes while stirring often. Trim the okra, slice into half-inch rounds and stir into the mixture. Simmer for 10 minutes and serve hot over rice.

I’ll post next Monday on how it goes. Also, be sure to check out the blog this Wednesday–I’ll post some of my reflections and experiences of the fast thus far. Feel free to comment with your recipes and stories too!

David Creech