Heat the oil in a large shallow pan. Add the onions and saute until softened. Add garlic then the tomatoes and cook for a minute (mash tomatoes with the back of the wooden spoon to release its juice).
Put in the shrimp paste and mix for a few seconds before pouring in the water.
Once the sauce comes to a boil, taste and adjust seasoning, if needed. Add the okra and saute (stir or toss) for 2 minutes (or less depending on the size) or until it’s cooked but still crisp. Don’t overcook.
Turn the heat off and serve. Garnish with crushed chicharon (pork crackling), if desired.
*You can use regular, sweet or spicy Sauteed Shrimp Paste. Make sure to taste and adjust seasoning before adding in the okra.
Keyword healthy, quick and easy meals, stir fry, vegetable
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