Okra Gomae


Spinach Gomae – https://www.justonecookbook.com/spinach-with-sesame-sauce/

Okra Goma-ae: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr2CzjLFylc&ab_channel=%5BHarumaRecipe%5DJapaneseFoodRecipesinEnglish


Rub ~1 lb ish okra (a few handfuls, dry) with salt to remove the hairs. Then blanch in lightly salted water for 2 minutes and 30 seconds in small batches. (The youtube video suggests 2 minutes, that was more crisp than I’d like)

Drain, cool in a bowl of ice water. Pat dry. Chop into bite size pieces & mix with the sauce.


Mix together:

1 tbsp tahini

3-4 tbsp toasted sesame seeds, roughly ground (measure before the mortar & pestle)

2 tbsp light soy

1 tsp mirin

1 tsp sake

2 tsp sugar

I liked the mix of the smooth tahini with the chunky coarsely ground sesame seeds.