Raw, very fresh okra is delicious and pickled okra beats pickled cucumbers any day.
ahhhh...pickled okra. Yes, absolutely.
Food of the Gods.
I never use okra in Gumbo (I prefer roux based), but I do love okra sauteed in butter with chicken and a bit of onion, with some brown rice on the side.
It's also very good Indian style, made with masala.
Funny thing is, I never even tasted
okra until I was 45 years old. Now I love the stuff.