Grilled Okra and Tomatoes

Makes your own grilled okra with tomatoes using this 417 Home recipe.

Grilled Okra and Tomatoes
Grilled Okra and Tomatoes

1 pound fresh whole okra 
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 Roma tomatoes, halved
1 teaspoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 cloves minced garlic
1 sprig thyme
1 teaspoon butter
Kosher salt to taste
Black pepper to taste

To prepare
Rub the okra and tomatoes with 1 teaspoon olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill over high heat until charred, approximately 2–3 minutes on each side. Let cool enough to handle and cut into large dice. Heat the remaining olive oil in a saute pan and add the minced garlic. Cook until fragrant and lightly golden. Add the tomato paste and cook until thick and caramelized. Deglaze with the vinegar. Add the tomatoes, okra and thyme, cook for 2–3 minutes or until the tomatoes are broken down and sauce-like. Stir in the butter and season to taste. Serve as a side dish or over rice or grits as a vegetarian main course.