Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Slap Ya MaMa ~ It's Smothered Okra & Tomatoes

No need to visit the farmers market when
 you have neighbors that drop off their
extra garden veggies right to your door.

 A big bag of garden fresh picked okra. 
 I wanted to share with you just one way we cook it in the South. 

[First I picked out all the tiny ones  ~ 
 I like to boil these in salted water and eat them dipped in vinegar. ]

Smothered Okra & Tomatoes 

To make Smothered Okra & Tomatoes
Wash and cut your okra

Chop up one yellow onion

Place in pot with enough water to keep it from sticking.

Add one can of Rotel and a can of diced tomatoes

Add more water if needed... I usually add water up to half of the okra...the water will cook out.  Stir occasionally because it will stick to the bottom of the pot, add water as needed.

Can you tell we love garlic at this house? 
If we do not have fresh on hand we use this.
I add about 2 tablespoons

Slap Your MaMa... southern sayin that means its sooo good you would risk slappin your momma for it.

Well we love this seasoning ... it has less salt than some of the other local brands.
I add a shake or two of this ...
my Smothered Okra & Tomatoes are gonna be so good my family might wanta "Slap Me". 

I would love for one of you try
 Slap Your MaMa...leave me a comment & follow on my side bar saying you would like to try some and I will ship one out to a lucky winner...easy enough.

As it cooks down it will turn a darker green. 
 This takes about three hours on low to simmer.

You can eat Smothered Okra & Tomatoes over rice or it can be frozen to add into a shrimp gumbo when the weather gets cooler.


Another favorite okra recipe that my family loves is fried okra with fried chicken.

Make sure to join me for Friday when I introduce you to the new Fabulous Friday Four,  links to four great bloggers.


T.@WhatWeKeep said...

I had to laugh when I saw this youngest son is crazy for SYL! He's requested a case to take off to school. Lol I don't know what was going on, but when I went to buy it the shelf was empty. I couldn't believe it! It's great stuff. Hoping for a restock today. : )

Clydia said...

Yum! I love okra and would love to try this recipe along with some "Slap Ya Mama" seasoning! I'll have to check again to be sure but I don't think they sell this in our local grocery store. XOXO

Bonnie said...

I'm already a follower and the spice sounds like one my husband would love. I'd love to win, make this dish & share it with him. What fun! And my mouth is's not even 8AM where I am. :)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Aww Miss this post reminded me of MawMaw. Remember all of her tomato gravys?...You makin' me hungry!

My Cottage Charm said...

Hi Melissa! :) Thanks for leaving that sweet comment about my DIY's...those are my favorite things to do! I swear if a day goes by where I don't get to be creative in some sort of fasion, I can't stand it.(and I get a little grumpy! lol)
Your tomatoes and okra look yummy...I've never tried okra like that. We tend to bread and deep fry it around here. :) (yours looks healthier) lol
Well sign me up for the slap yo mama cause we don't get that in KY!
Have a great day girlie

My Cottage Charm said...

Hey..I just read Susie's comment, are you two related?

Stephanie said...

Hmmm..being from the west coast, I have never had okra. But I love that spice name! Sounds like it would make anything taste good from the south all the way to the west coast.

mississippi artist said...

Okra and tomatoes is one of my favorite dishes, I have made a lot of it this summer, since my creole tomatoes and cajun okra have done so well. I am going to try your recipe. I make mine differently,but always like to try something new, and I just bought a can of Slap Your Mamma while I was in Louisiana.I am now following.

Shreela said...

Thanks for this recipe, I've been looking for different ways to make okra since my dad telling me okra was a pick-everyday veggie. I tried growing it once, and it actually grew for me (that's saying something haha), but as a newb gardener, I didn't know I was supposed to pick them daily and they got too big and tough.

Daddy loved fried okra so much that Grandma showed our Yankee mom how to fry them for Daddy, but I hated them that way LOL. Now that I'm much older, I'll try them fried once more in the hopes my adult taste buds have changed, but I'll be adding more seasonings than just salt and pepper (Yankee mom again, heck we thought the occasional sauteed onion with dinner was gourmet eatin haha).

But I know I'll like okra this way and will bookmark for next spring! I'll probably be able to find Slap Ya Mama seasoning pretty easy here in Houston ^_^