Okra in Ginger Broth

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Living Shojin Ryori

Living Shojin Ryori

By Danny Chu

Published 2018

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Okra is a superfood popular with the health conscious as it is high in dietary fibre and low in calories. This is a quick, easy side dish with ginger added to perk up tastebuds in the summer.


  • 180 g (6⅓ oz) okra (ladies’ fingers)
  • 10 g ( oz) grated ginger
  • 250 ml (8 fl oz) mushroom dashi
  • 2 Tbsp Japanese soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sake
  • 1 Tbsp mirin
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp sea salt


Wash and trim stem ends of okra.

Place mushroom dashi, soy sauce, sake, mirin, sesame oil and salt in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Lower heat and add okra and grated ginger. Simmer for about 10 minutes.

Remove and arrange on 4 individual serving plates. Serve with some broth spooned over.