Howard L. Puckett
Yield
8 servings (serving size: 1 skewer)

Grill these appetizers when you cook Grilled Herb Grit Cakes. Assemble skewers the night before; brush them with the oil mixture before grilling. Flavor oil mixture with dried ground herbs to suit your taste. Look for okra pods of similar size to assure even grilling.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare grill.

Step 2

Divide each onion wedge into 2 equal pieces. Thread 3 okra pods, 2 cherry tomatoes, and 2 onion pieces alternately onto each of 8 (12-inch) skewers. Combine olive oil, kosher salt, and the remaining ingredients except for cooking spray in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Brush olive oil mixture over the skewers. Place the skewers on a grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill skewers for 3 minutes on each side or until tender.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

SuzanneM's Review

AngieGP
August 07, 2010
Yummy! I am not a huge fan of okra, but when it is fresh, and prepared in such a simple but tasty way, I wonder why I don't eat it more often.The heat of the oil baste was a good complement to the mild flavor of the okra, along with the tang of the tomatoes and onions. I served it as a side with grilled tri-tip. Pretty and delicious.

JenRaj's Review

JenRaj
June 07, 2010
Delicious! and easy too. Made these two days in a row. Second time we didn't skewer them because I was lazy. Worked out fine. Even got some friends that never tried okra to eat them and I think I have a few converts!

AngieGP's Review

Mimi1719
September 03, 2009
Delish! I love okra and I'm always looking for ways to cook it where it stays a little firm. This was great! Nice display on the platter too. Served with flank steak and grilled corn on the cob. Cook it last. Much better warm than cold.

Mimi1719's Review

SuzanneM
September 03, 2009
I was out of ground red pepper so I substituted red pepper flakes. It was great. We also added shrimp to the skewers and served it with red beans and rice. Great South Louisiana tastes. My husband said it's a keeper.

cjmelt76's Review

cjmelt76
August 23, 2009
We had so much fresh okra from the garden that I doubled the basting sauce. Sweet onions, fresh grape tomatoes and crisp okra - the essence of summer on the grill!