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HOW TO MAKE OKRA SOUP - NIGERIAN OKRO SOUP

HOW TO MAKE OKRA SOUP - NIGERIAN OKRO SOUP




Okoro Soup. This West African dish is rich, flavorful, and perfect for sharing with family and friends. Here’s the step-by-step guide:

Okoro Soup Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 25-30 pieces of fresh okra
  • Palm oil
  • Assorted meats (Shaki, Ponmo, Cowfoot, Beef, Goat meat)
  • 1 big red bell pepper (Tatashe)
  • 5 chili peppers (Shombo)
  • 2 Scotch Bonnet Peppers (Atarodo)
  • Smoked fish
  • Fresh prawns
  • 1 cooking spoon of crayfish powder
  • 1/2 cooking spoon of locust beans (Iru)
  • Onions
  • Bouillon cubes
  • Salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Meats:

    • Wash and boil the assorted meats (Shaki, Ponmo, Cowfoot, Beef, Goat meat) until tender. Set aside.
  2. Blend the Peppers:

    • Blend the red bell pepper, chilli peppers, and Scotch Bonnet Peppers (Atarodo) into a smooth paste.
  3. Cook the Base:

    • Heat palm oil in a pot.
    • Add chopped onions and sauté until translucent.
    • Add the blended pepper paste and cook for a few minutes.
  4. Add the Meats and Smoked Fish:

    • Add the boiled meats and smoked fish to the pot.
    • Season with bouillon cubes and salt.
    • Simmer for about 10 minutes.
  5. Prepare the Okra:

    • Wash and slice the fresh okra into small rounds.
    • Add the okra to the pot and stir well.
  6. Add Crayfish and Locust Beans:

    • Mix in the crayfish powder and locust beans (Iru).
    • Adjust seasoning if needed.
  7. Add Fresh Prawns:

    • Add the fresh prawns to the soup.
    • Cook until the prawns turn pink and are fully cooked.
  8. Serve Hot:

    • Serve the Okoro Soup hot with your favourite swallow (e.g., pounded yam, fufu, or eba).


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