Variation I: A similar dish, which is another classic summer preparation, may be prepared as a stovetop casserole with salt cod. Soak a two-pound filet of salt cod for 36-48 hours, changing the water frequently. Prepare the okra as above. About 20 minutes before the okra is cooked, add the saltcod and cut up into three inch pieces.
You may also use frozen okra in this dish. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight before using.