I've been boiling frozen okra briefly in bone broth soup and then adding ghee and salt and I really like it. Even my toddler likes it! He even came up to me and asked for more. Sometimes for a change in taste, I add sesame oil instead of ghee.
I find that when I buy fresh okra and cook it, I often overcook it or undercook it and sometimes yes, it does have that woody piece and I have to spit it out. The frozen okra is always the same and I don't have to worry about it.