Okra and Zucchini in Harissa-Tomato Sauce

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Mediterranean Vegetarian Feasts

By Aglaia Kremezi

Published 2014

  • About

Okra is braised in thick tomato sauce throughout the Mediterranean. But the thick sauce poses a problem: Stirring during cooking crushes the pods to mush, defeating the point of all the hard work that was once done in paring the stems. In Egypt women found a way to cook the pods to silky tenderness without letting them get mushy—they bake the okra, often together with meat or poultry in a rich tomato sauce (see Note). Adopting this method, I spice up