Okra is a popular vegetable throughout Africa and the middle east, where it's called "bamia". It's often eaten cooked, but is also preserved in brine. It's not uncommon to see former soda bottles stuffed with pickled okra. For this recipe though, you'll use fresh or frozen okra. When cooked, okra creates a somewhat viscous, clear "slime", but it tastes better than it looks.
Serve hot. It's especially good over cousous.