Here's another use for these smaller leaves I make. I'm using them as individual dipping sauce bowls. They're perfect rolling the okra around in the sauce to coat it. You ask why I want to roll the okra around in the sauce? Because the sauce is that delicious and that quick and easy to make.
Click here to learn how to prepare the baked okra. This time I used finely ground cornmeal (from my neighbor) to coat the okra. One of the farmer's picked the okra special for me because I like the smaller okra which are very tender. Previously I've used the small leaves with the large leaf plates. Either way these leaf plates/bowls are a versatile piece of pottery in the cupboard.
For the sauce mix sour cream, dry chipotle powder, orange juice and honey in that order to taste. You could also substitute lemon or lime juice for the orange juice. Mix lightly and pour into the leaf dipping bowls or any other small bowl you have. You could if you wish add a dash of paprika to give the sauce more color and perhaps a garnish of a sprig of cilantro or parsley on top. This sauce would be good with shrimp or chicken or ? Thanks for reading and for all your comments.