Chef Thia’s Okra Wrapped in Prosciutto

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Chef Thia's Okra Wrapped in Prosciutto

Chef Thia’s Okra Wrapped in Prosciutto

In Season 2, Episode 1 of Taste the Islands, Chef Thia creates a very simple but highly flavorful Okra Wrapped in Prosciutto appetizer. It’s made with 6 simple ingredients, then grilled to perfection. It’s one of her favorite finger foods. Enjoy!


  • 6 whole okras
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3-4 slices of prosciutto
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  1. Cut ends off of okra and split in half lengthwise. Place okra in a bowl and add orange juice, black pepper and salt. Toss to combine. Allow okra to marinate for 15-20 minutes.
  2. While okra is marinating, slice prosciutto ham into 1 inch strips and wrap each okra half.
  3. Using 2 wooden skewers, pierce two pieces of okra wrapped with prosciutto on the long side to create an “H” shape. Each skewer set should have 2-3 pieces of okra on it.
  4. Set grill to medium, and brush with butter.  Grill okra on one side for 3 minutes. Flip okra and grill for an additional 4-5 minutes or until okra is tender and bright green in color.