Okra and Plantains
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 small onion
1 small tomato
1/3 cup green pepper, diced
1-2 tablespoons canola oil
1 large handful okra, cut into little wheels
1 ripe (soft with several black spots) plantain, cut into bite size pieces
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper and salt
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon paprika
1. Saute garlic, onion, tomato, and green pepper in canola oil over medium heat until green pepper is soft. Be sure to push it around a bit, so it doesn't burn.
2. Add okra and plantain. Cook for about 7-10 minutes.
3. Add lemon juice and pepper, salt, cumin, coriander, and paprika to taste.
4. Cook for another 3-5 minutes to let the flavors merge, then remove from heat.
Serve with a whole grain like rice or quinoa. Roasted corn is a good companion for this dish too.