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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Real Nigerian Okro Soup | Recipe & Preparation

This is how to cook the real Nigerian Okra Soup. I will be brief in explaining the whole process involved in cooking okro soup.

So you've been wondering how a typical Nigerian Chef (Cook) prepares Okro soup? In this post you will find out. Lets see some Okra Soup recipe.

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Note: Okra can be spelt as Okro and vice versa.


Okro Soup Ingredients

Okro Soup Boiling
  1. 1kg Fresh fish (of your choice)
  2. 2kg Fresh Nigerian tiger prawns
  3. 500g Dried fish or smoked fish (or both)
  4. 500g Stockfish (optional)
  5. 1 cup Crayfish
  6. 3-4 Habanero peppers
  7. 1/2 kg Fresh spinach or pumpkin leaves (ugwu)
  8. 100g Fresh basil leaves
  9. 2 Medium onions
  10. 1 cooking spoon of Palm oil
  11. Salt to taste

Okra Soup Preparation

Real Nigerian Okro Soup
  • Clean and wash the fresh fish, shrimps and dried fish
  • Place the smoked, stock and dried fish in a pan with 4 cups of water and boil for 15 minutes. (If you are adding stock fish, this needs to be cooked first for about 45 minutes until it softens then add the rest of the dried fish)
  • Chop the onions into large chunks, chop the peppers and fresh basil
  • Clean and grind the dried cray fish in a food processor
  • Add in the fresh fish, tiger prawns to the boiled dry fish, along with the chopped onions and peppers and dried cray fish and allow to cook for 5 minutes
  • Add in the okra and using a folding action mix these in gently with the rest of the ingredients. Cook the soup for another 5-7 minutes until the okra is al dente
  • Pour in the palm oil and cook for another 5 minutes
  • Wash and chop the fresh spinach or pumpkin leaves and add these to the soup and allow to cook for another 5-7 minutes
  • Remove from the heat and serve the soup while hot. An accompanying starch (Garri, our pounded yam is optional)

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