Grilled Okra with Sriracha Lime Salt

By • July 5, 2013 • 18 Comments


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Author Notes: A departure from fried okra, this grilled take on this quintessential Southern vegetable is sure to convert even the most skeptical okra doubter due to the addition of Sriracha in salt form. Beth Kirby | {local milk}

Serves 4

  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha
  • 3 tablespoons sea or kosher salt
  • 2 limes' worth of zest
  • 1 lime's worth of juice
  • Olive oil for brushing
  • 24 okra
  • Lime wedges for serving
  1. Heat oven to 200°F
  2. Spread Sriracha very thinly on a silpat-lined baking sheet. I use a small offset spatula.
  3. Bake 1 hour and 20 minutes or until Sriracha is completely dry. Cool and peel from silpat. Don't turn oven off.
  4. Grind to a powder either with a mortar and pestle or in a mini food processor. Be gentle if you use the latter.
  5. Add in salt, juice, and zest, then crush or pulse to combine.
  6. Spread mixture back on silpat and bake at 200°F for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until completely dry. Cool. Crush or process to salt consistency. Can be made ahead and stored in an airtight container.
  7. Heat grill, skewer okra, and brush lightly with olive oil. Sprinkle with Sriracha Lime Salt.
  8. Grill about 4 minutes per side. Serve with extra wedges of lime and Sriracha for dipping -- for those that like it extra spicy!

Comments (18) Questions (0)

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5 days ago Gina

Could I use frozen okra?

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9 months ago Ken Woytisek

The okra was great and I don't like okra!

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9 months ago Janus42

I'm happy to report that the parchment paper worked great! I just put some small weights on each corner to keep the parchment from curling up. This salt will change my life, I think!

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9 months ago Effie

Made the Sriracha powder a couple of days ago and have used it on EVERYTHING including okra....from protein to veggies. This is totally worth the effort.

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9 months ago Beth Kirby | {local milk}

YES. Seriously. Popcorn & a roast chicken are two of my fav things to put it on. And on the rim of a bloody mary for the bold (well...mine are virgin mary's but that's an entirely other story!)

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9 months ago Chilled Onions

Can i substitute Sriracha with anything?

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9 months ago Beth Kirby | {local milk}

I can't think of anything off the top of my head. It's a rather particular ingredient. Though you could try it with another thick, spicy sauce.

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9 months ago Chilled Onions

thanks;)

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10 months ago walkie74

Sriracha powder. If my husband didn't love me before, he will throw himself into a vat of angry piranha for me now.

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10 months ago Chris

Have to agree; knowing how to make the Sriracha powder is killer. Now I can make those Sriracha potato chips I've been missing so much!

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10 months ago Vicky K

Way too much fuss. There must be a better way to get all those good sounding flavors without such a production!

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10 months ago Beth Kirby | {local milk}

Mix it all (salt, lime zest/juice, sriracha) & dry it together. The point here was to show people how to make sriracha powder....which is an amazing substance to have on hand!

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9 months ago clairmarie

Doesn't look too fussy to me, but I have no air conditioning here, so I'll make the sriracha powder when it's a little cooler and dryer. But I'm psyched to do the okra on the grill tomorrow night, so I just finished making the sriracha-lime salt in the microwave! I mixed everything, spread it on a silpat, turned off the turntable, and it took about 10 minutes on half-power, turning it every minute or so.

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10 months ago CB Ryko

Would parchment paper work in lieu of a silpat?

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10 months ago Beth Kirby | {local milk}

I've never done it with parchment, so I don't know. Wouldn't hurt to try! If it doesn't work then you know!

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9 months ago Janus42

CB Ryko, did you try it out? i don't have a silpat and really want to try this. I think I'll take a chance on the parchment paper tonight!

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9 months ago CB Ryko

I still haven't tried it, but I saw recipes on other sites where parchment was part of the directions. I think it would work.

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9 months ago Janus42

Yeah I did a little internet searching and I think it will work fine! I'll post the results when I'm done!