Bamia (Sweet and Sour Okra)
- 1 pound small okra pods
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 cup water
Wash the okra and pat it dry with paper towels. Top and tail it, discarding any blemished or hard pods. Heat the olive oil in a heavy saucepan and saute the okra in the oil for 3 to 5 minutes, turning each pod once. Add the honey, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and water. Cover, lower the heat, and simmer for 15 minutes, adding more water if necessary. Serve hot.
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