Sephardic Recipes With A Modern Twist

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2 packages frozen baby okra
1/4 cup olive oil
1 garlic clove, finely diced
1 15oz can diced tomatoes 
2 tablespoons tomato paste 
1 lemon, juiced 
Salt 
1/2 cup water 

Warm olive oil over medium heat, then add the garlic, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, lemon juice, salt and water. 
Stir the ingredients and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and cover pot. Allow sauce simmer for 15 minutes. 
Add the okra to the tomato sauce and simmer on low for another 15 minutes. 
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Place in an oven safe dish, cover with a lid or foil and bake for 30 minutes. 
Remove from oven(if sauce looks dry, add another 1/2 cup water.)
Uncover and bake for another 10 minutes.

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