Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Char-Grilled Okra with Jalapeño Ranch
Char-Grilled Okra with Jalapeño Ranch For the Jalapeño Ranch: 1 (1-ounce) packet ranch dressing mix 1 cup milk 1 cup mayonnaise 2 jalapeño peppers, halved with the seeds and membranes removed For the Okra: 1.5 pounds fresh okra 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper ½ teaspoon garlic powder For the Jalapeño Ranch: Combine the dressing mix, milk, mayonnaise, and jalapeños in a blender. Pulse until well blended and the jalapeño peppers have been minced. Refrigerate to thicken. For the Okra: Preheat the grill to medium high heat. In a large bowl, toss the okra with the oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cook the okra in batches directly over the heat for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until just starting to char. Serve with the Jalapeño Ranch to dip.