Simple yet tasty

Okra sauteed in butter, onions and garlic.
@Lucky15 (33700)
Philippines
January 31, 2016 6:50am CST
Got curious with it, then try to figure out what is on the dish. When my siblings were around, we went to this local resto, famous for its grilled dishes and aside from those, discovered a simple dish. And last night, i had the chance to prepare the same dish, well not totally the same. It was an okra or lady finger, blanched then sauteed in butter with garlic and onions. I didn't had the same taste but it tastes great. So great that i had done the same dish earlier, haha. Have you ever tried to copy a dish from a restaurant too?
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@LadyDuck (175653)
• Switzerland
31 Jan 16
Yes, when I like something that I ate at a restaurant I always try to make it at home. Many times it came out even better.
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@Lucky15 (33700)
• Philippines
31 Jan 16
wow! you cooked really great then ma'am :)
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@LadyDuck (175653)
• Switzerland
1 Feb 16
@Lucky15 I love to cook, we have a couple of Chefs in my family, it must be something in our genes.
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@Lucky15 (33700)
• Philippines
1 Feb 16
@LadyDuck aww, i would to come over and eat with you ;)
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@paigea (22484)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
Yes, I have tried and come close.
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@Lucky15 (33700)
• Philippines
1 Feb 16
same here, ahaha. just close but not really close
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@paigea (22484)
• Canada
1 Feb 16
@Lucky15 One reason I don't match the restaurant sometimes is I add less salt. Restaurants make it so salty but I guess that also makes it taste good.
• United States
31 Jan 16
I don't know how to cook.
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@Lucky15 (33700)
• Philippines
31 Jan 16
this one, maybe you can make one ;)
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• United States
1 Feb 16
@Lucky15 One day I will learn!
• Philippines
31 Jan 16
its worth the try and discover new dish all the time. even tastier just what you did and perhaps even cheaper. In the restaurant, when they call a dish their specialty, their signature, for sure, there's a secret in their ingredients or the way they cook, the reason why it is not the same as what you've cooked.
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@Lucky15 (33700)
• Philippines
31 Jan 16
okra is cheap now here in the province sir. maybe they really have that secret
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• Philippines
1 Feb 16
@Lucky15 yeah you're right reine, one-peso per piece, nice to cook it with pinakbet.
• United States
31 Jan 16
I"m still trying to master the baked potato like I get in a restaurant. Their baked potatoes are always so perfect and when I do mine at home they are far from restaurant quality
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@Lucky15 (33700)
• Philippines
31 Jan 16
maybe you can ask the chef how did they do that ma'am ;)
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31 Jan 16
I have indeed. I remember probably 20 years ago trying fresh spinach for the first time with a pasta dish. That's how I started cooking it at home. (it was more than just the spinach) And yes, other times too
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@Lucky15 (33700)
• Philippines
31 Jan 16
wow. maybe you could share your story, i mean how you started cooking here ;)
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@zebra2222 (5170)
• United States
31 Jan 16
I didn't know what that food was until you told me.
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@Lucky15 (33700)
• Philippines
31 Jan 16
that is okra sir ;)
@marlina (77796)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
Sometimes I do it better than the restaurants!
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@Lucky15 (33700)
• Philippines
31 Jan 16
wow!
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@amadeo (72892)
• United States
31 Jan 16
No never bother there.Sounds like you did a good job there?
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@Lucky15 (33700)
• Philippines
31 Jan 16
yes sir, ;)
@amnabas (10315)
• Karachi, Pakistan
31 Jan 16
Yeah definitely I give it a try at home.
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@SIMPLYD (82835)
• Philippines
1 Feb 16
I love okra . I would dip a blanched one in bagoong with lemon drops and chopped Thai Chili . So yummy ! But that one seemed yummy also . I will also try that . But why do we still have to blanch it when it will be sauteed later ?
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@Lucky15 (33700)
• Philippines
1 Feb 16
love that too ma'am. easy to prepare, hehe
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@SIMPLYD (82835)
• Philippines
1 Feb 16
@Lucky15 You didn't answer my question though . Why do we have to blanch the okra first before frying in butter ? Won't it get too cooked doing that ?
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@Lucky15 (33700)
• Philippines
1 Feb 16
@SIMPLYD sorry about that, yep, i did
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@JudyEv (134476)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Jan 16
We have a different name for okra but I can't think what it is at the moment.
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@Lucky15 (33700)
• Philippines
31 Jan 16
i know is has a different name too, i can not think of about it too, haha
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@GardenGerty (102465)
• United States
1 Feb 16
@Lucky15 and @JudyEv would the other name you are looking for be gumbo? I know there is a soup with okra called gumbo.
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@JudyEv (134476)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Feb 16
@GardenGerty I think I must be thinking of something else altogether as only okra and ladies fingers come up when I search. I've heard of gumbo in a song. 'On The Bayou' perhaps?
• Philippines
1 Feb 16
I missed eating this veggie, how could i just put up with eating the salad when i can eat this one.
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@Lucky15 (33700)
• Philippines
1 Feb 16
just try this one,
@GardenGerty (102465)
• United States
1 Feb 16
Last night we went to a new Mexican restaurant and each of us had a dish topped with something they called "avocado salsa". It was all green. I have some ideas how to make it, but have not seen anything like it online for sure.
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@Lucky15 (33700)
• Philippines
1 Feb 16
sounds yummy, love avocado. maybe try to make one ma'am :)
• Philippines
31 Jan 16
Oh I haven't tried buttered/sauted okra. Maybe I should. I love inventing my ow dishes at times.
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@Lucky15 (33700)
• Philippines
31 Jan 16
same here, hahaha
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@SIMPLYD (82835)
• Philippines
1 Apr 16
I think , when you blanch then saute the okra , it will already be overcooked . It must have been that it's just sauteed in butter , garlic and onions . I will also try this .
@funkeyguhl (1743)
• Philippines
1 Apr 16
oh yes, a lot of times. When I try to copy it and I did not get the same taste, I search for it also on the internet. Though if it was a competition, my husband copies the dishes best. I guess some people have the gift to determine (even the spices) the ingredients used. By the way, that is a good dish. I might just copy yours
@jstory07 (69757)
• Roseburg, Oregon
31 Jan 16
Yes I have when the food tasted really good.