I had this dish at Raman Play last year and was hooked. If you have tried this before, you will know that it's really expensive for just that few pieces.
I tried to replicate it last year without successful and had forgotten about it. Last week, a gardening friend posted a different type of okra (it was short and fat) and I though it will really nice if I can make this dish using this recipe. Yums.
It's an extremely easy recipe. The important thing to take note is not to over cook the okra and not make it slimey.
I have tried blanching and it doesn't help with the slimey issue. So please don't try blanching.
I used my water oven to steam them on rack so that no water will settle on the base of the okra. If you are using a wok to steam, try placing a rack to lift up the okra.
- 4 Okra
- 4 tablespoon Japanese Mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoon Ebiko
How to do it:
- Mix Japanese Maya and Ebiko together and set aside.
- Clean the okra. Do not cut or slice it.
- Steam for 4 minutes.
- Cut of the top and slice okra into 2 length-wise.
- Spread the mayo mixture on the okra.
- Use a blow torch to burn the top.
- Serve immediately.
- The more cuts you have on the okra, the more slimey it will be. Hence I do not recommend you steam the okra after cutting.
- The timing on steaming the okra depends on how you like the okra to be. 4 mins will still give the okra some crunch to it.
- If you do not have a blow torch, you can use the oven cook the top. However you might want to reduce the steaming time so the okra will not be to soft with double cooking.
- Torching the toppings, gives is a nice smell and the mixture will melt a little and flows down to the okra giving it the seasoning it needs.