Rinse the okra and dry it with a paper towel. Trim away the stem ends, and then cut it into ½ to ¾-inch pieces. Place the okra into a medium-sized mixing bowl.
In a small dish, mix together the paprika, garlic powder, and salt.
Sprinkle the seasoning mix over the okra and add the melted butter. Mix everything well.
Transfer the okra to a large parchment paper-lined baking sheet and spread them out evenly.
Bake the okra for about 15 minutes at 450°F. Serve.
The seasoning for roasted okra
In this recipe, I am using paprika, garlic powder, and salt to season the okra. But I just want to mention one seasoning that works really well for baking okra, too. It is called Berbere. This seasoning has a great mix of spices and adds a nice touch to dishes. If you decide to try it, or already have it on hand, just use ½ teaspoon of berbere seasoning instead of the paprika. Also, you can add about ⅛ teaspoon of cayenne pepper, if you'd like to add some heat to this okra dish.
How to store and reheat it
Store your Garlic Roasted Okra in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Once cooked, okra will stay fresh in there for about 3-5 days. To reheat this dish, place the okra back on a baking sheet and warm it in the oven for a few minutes. You can also microwave it, stirring occasionally, until warm.