Caribbean-Style Sautéed Okra

Caribbean-Style Sautéed Okra in bowl.
Cooking the okra in batches helps it to crisp up before it’s simmered with tomatoes and cilantro for this West Indian side dish.Ellen Silverman

Northern Indian bhindi masala—a dish of sautéed okra and tomatoes—gets a West Indian spin with the addition of Scotch bonnet chile, coconut flakes, lime juice, and cilantro. This recipe is adapted from Provisions: The Roots of Caribbean Cooking by Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau.