What ? Yes Okra Pickles ! Believe us once you try them, you and your guests will keep asking for them. This Okra Pickles Recipe is perfect for your aperitivo or even a snack.

What do you need ?

  • 2 kg of Okra – Asian origin – Meduim sized
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large spoon of salt – ideally pink or seasalt
  • 3 garlic clove -unpealed
  • 1 small shallot
  • Pinch of Pepper Grain, Pink Peppercorn and Cloves
  • 1 or 2 Bay Leaves
  • Pot
  • Metal spatula
  • Wood chop board
  • 1 big pickle jar or 2 medium sized
  • Drainer
  • Kitchen towel

How to master your Okra Pickles Set up ? (10min)

  • Quickly wash the pickles in a drainer
    • It will avoid from being soaked in water
  • Do not cut the top stem
    • It will avoid the gluey substance to develop
  • Prepare your Jars (clean)
  • Spatula and wood chop board on the side

How to prepare the pickle mixture  ? (15min)

  • Use a pot
  • Add all ingredients
  • Heat until mixture start boiling
    • Do not let it boil too long – vinegar will evaporate

How to pack the Okra Pickles Jar ?

  • Set your wood chop board
  • Hug the jars with the kitchen towel
  • Let them sit on the spatula
    • It will avoid from cracking
  • Press some Okra at the bottom of the jar
  • Alternate, Okra, pickle mixture
    • Repeat until end of quantities
  • Press as you go and avoid leaving space
    • Might need to use your hands to help the Okras sit properly
  • Let is rest (1 hour )
  • Safeguard in the fridge

Okra Pickles will reach maturity within 10 – 15 days.

You can replace the okra with Yellow, Red Pepper and apply the same steps.

  • For these vegetables, you will need to clean them, and empty the seeds

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