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Okra

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African Queen

PICKLED OKRA

Source: FEAST OF SUNLIGHT, Norman Van Aken

I often use this to garnish gumbo.

2 pounds okra, in excellent shape, rinsed and patted dry

12 dried chiles (cayenne, sequin, or the like)

6 garlic cloves, halved

2 Tablespoons mustard seeds

2 Tablespoons dill seeds

1 quart cider vinegar

1 quart rice wine vinegar

1 quart water

24 whole black peppercorns

Boil the canning jars and lids as described in canning manufacturers directions.

Combine the okra, chiles, garlic cloves, and mustard seeds and divide evenly into the hot canning jars.

Boil the dill seeds, vinegars, water, and peppercorns in a saucepan and add to the jars.

Put the caps on and process according to approved canning procedures.

3.20.19

Norman Van Aken has been described as legendary, visionary and a trailblazer. He is known as “the founding father of New World Cuisine,” a celebration of Latin, Caribbean, Asian, African and American flavors. He is also known internationally for introducing the concept of “Fusion” to the culinary world.