After spending hours scouring recipe books and conducting tasting experiments, I've found the following flavor pairings all go well with Okra. Click on any match to view its flavor matches.
Why this pairing works:Okra and tomatoes share the flavor compounds linalool and damascenone which provide subtle undertones of rose and apple.
E.g. Bamies.The Greek dish Bamies is a simple but satisfying stew of okra and tomatoes gently braised in lots of olive oil. Best served with crusty bread to mop up all the sauce.