15 March 2009

Kinder Kitchen healthy Kids Recipe - Okra with tomatoes and thyme

Living in London allows me to use ingredients from all around the world. I love okra (ladies fingers) but do not cook them enough - well hardly ever. I bought a tin of them in Tesco's the other day and thought I'd add them to the basic tomato sauce recipe whilst adding a little fresh thyme. It is delicious.

Okra with tomatoes and thyme (9 months +)

I tin of okra or 10 fresh okra/ladies fingers
1 tin of tomatoes
½ a medium onion chopped finely
1 small crushed clove of garlic
1 tablespoon of ketchup (for children over 1 year old)
1 tablespoon tomato puree
4 sprigs of fresh thyme or a tablespoon of dried thyme

  1. In a saucepan, fry the chopped onion and crushed garlic in a little olive oil for five minutes
  2. Drain the okra in a sieve and chop up into small pieces. Add these to the onion and garlic.
  3. Now add the tinned tomatoes, tomato puree, ketchup and thyme.
  4. Cook on a low to medium heat for at least 20 minutes. or until the okra is soft.

Serving suggestions:
Serve with rice, couscous, pitta bread, grilled meat or fish.

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