Updated: Jun 11
The Okra dish, although seemingly more like a prawn dish to many, is actually made up of more okra than you'd expect!
Firstly, the reduction or jus you'd find lining the bottom of your plate is made from a prawn and okra reduction - Where roasted prawn shells are combined with a mirepoix to create a stock. After the seeds of the okra is removed, the remaining flesh is used to thicken this "prawn stock" further. The okra flesh with its sticky, gum-like texture acts like a roux.
Eating okra seeds is no special