I used this recipe as my starting point.
- 1/2 teaspoon cooking oil
- 10 okra
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 100 grams pasta (uncooked weight)
- 50 grams blue cheese (I used Cashel Blue)
- 2 teaspoons pesto
- salt to taste
Bring water to boil for the pasta. While it is heating, wash the okra and trim off the ends, then slice them in half lengthwise. Heat a frying pan on medium and lightly brush it with oil.
Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package. While the pasta is cooking, pan-fry the okra. Cook for 2 minutes on high, cut side down, then reduce the heat to medium and cook for an additional four minutes before turning them over. Cook an additional 4 minutes at medium heat, then add the lemon juice and toss to mix.
Drain the pasta and return it to the pan. Add the blue cheese and stir until it has melted. Add the pesto and okra to the pasta and stir well, then salt to taste.