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When choosing okra, look for young pods, about 3 to 4 inches long. Wash pods and leave
whole, do not cut or trim. Using a pot with a steamer basket, bring the water to a boil before
placing the okra in the basket. Cover and steam for about 3-5 minutes, until a knife can be easily
inserted into pod. The pods should maintain their shape and color. Remove from steamer immediately,
so they do not overcook. Pick up by the stem end and bite into the pod to eat. Try
steamed okra with a little salt or even some butter to dip the pod into. For real decadence,
serve it with Hollandaise or Aioli. Still too much slime? Try roasted okra instead!