Sea food okra soup (okro soup – gumbo)

Sea food okra soup is loaded with heart healthy nutrients

and vitamins and taste really good.

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Seafood okro soup is one out of many okra soup recipes.

Okra as a vegetable is one of the most versatile pods in the African cuisine.

It is also used in eastern and western cuisines; because not only is it loaded with vitamins and minerals , it can also be prepared in so many ways.

For the Nigerian okra soup recipes, we have the famous classic okra soup recipe( the fried version), we also have the ”oil-less” okro soup, Okra soup with ogbono, Okro soup with egusi, Okra soup with ugba and a lot more.
No wonder it is a popular meal , loved by both kids and adults.

Even though I prepared this seafood okra soup with palm oil, you can leave it out if you want to go the ”oil-less” route.
I also want to add that you can make use of as much seafood as you want , the choice is all yours.

So now lets get to the recipe:

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Ingredients
– 20 large Okra pods
– 2 cups or 200gr green vegetable( spinach, ugwu, kale or shoko)
– 2 large Red bell peppers(tatashe)
– 2 Scotch bonnet peppers( atarodo)
– Onions
– 1 teaspoon Cameroun pepper(optional)
– Stock fish
– Dried fish
– Fresh large prawns(shrimps)
– Fresh fish( I used mackerel(titus)
– 1 cooking spoonful(half cup) Palm oil (palmoil)
– 1 handful(half cup) Iru/ogiri(optional)
– half cup Crayfish ( grinded)
– Seasoning powder or cubes to taste
– Salt to taste

Note: This seafood okra”okro” soup is quite simple and contains few seafood ; but feel free to add any other seafood of your choice; such as crabs, lobster, squid, calamari and periwinkles.

Preparation

1. To prepare sea food okra soup the first step is to prep the ingredients;
a. First you chop 3/4 of the Okras( okro pods) you’ll be using and blend or grate the remaing ones. And set aside
b. Slice the green vegetables of choice. Set aside
c. Blend the red bell peppers(tatashe ) plus the scotch bonnet peppers( atarodo) and a little onion. Set aside
d. Clean the fresh prawns as you like it. For this seafood okro soup, I’ll be taking out the prawn heads, removing the outer shells, deveining it , but leaving the tail for estethic purpose. But don’t throw away the heads yet.
e. Slice the fresh fish, remove the guts, rinse fish and set aside.

Now let’s cook:
2. In a large pot, add the cleaned stock fish, the fresh fish and the prawn/shrimp heads(the head has lots of delicious flavors).
Add some minced onions, cameroun pepper , some seasoning and salt to taste.
Add a little water and let it boil for about 5 minutes.

3. Take out the steamed fresh fish and set aside- then add more water into the pot , cover and boil until the stock fish is tender.

4. Now, you can take out the prawn heads; add the cleaned dried fish, add the blended pepper mix, palm oil, iru, crayfish , taste for seasoning and salt and add if needed.
Mix well, cover the pot and let it boil for about 10 minutes.

5. Add the blended/grated okro, stir until the okra is well combined; then add the chopped okra , mix well and add the fresh cleaned prawns and green vegetables.

6.Finally, add the steamed fish and simmer for 5 minutes and you have a delicious sea food okra soup , ready to enjoy as it is , or serve as an accompaniment to any swallow of choice or eko.

Enjoy and don’t forget to leave a comment below and tag us on facebook and instagram @nigerianfoodtv, if you try out this recipe or have any questions.

Below are some frequently asked questions and answers about Seafood okra soup;
👉Is okro soup good for diabetes?
Yes this okra soup is loaded with vitamins and very good for people with diabetes. You might want to omit the palmoil and go easy on the seasoning and salt too.

👉 Is okro soup good for babies?
Babies from 8 month old can take okra soup. But you should be very careful with the shrimps and the other seafood in the soup and also watch out for bones.

👉 Can I prepare okra soup without palmoil?
Of course you can. Even though the palm oil gives the soup an authentic african taste, it can be omitted.

👉How to cook nigerian okra soup with ogbono?
Recipe coming soon
👉How to cook okro soup with egusi and spinach.
Recipe coming soon

👉Can I eat okro soup during pregnancy?
Yes you can eat okra soup during pregnancy. Okra is a rich vegetable that is good for both mother and child. So feel free to indulge.

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Sea food okra soup (okro soup - gumbo)

Yield: 5
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Sea food okra soup is loaded with heart healthy nutrients

and vitamins and taste really good

Instructions

    In a large pot, add the cleaned stock fish, the fresh fish and the prawn/shrimp heads(the head has lots of delicious flavors).Add some minced onions, cameroun pepper , some seasoning and salt to taste.Add a little water and let it boil for about 5 minutes.

    Take out the steamed fresh fish and set aside- then add more water into the pot , cover and boil until the stock fish is tender.

    Now, you can take out the prawn heads; add the cleaned dried fish, add the blended pepper mix, palm oil, iru, crayfish , taste for seasoning and salt and add if needed.Mix well, cover the pot and let it boil for about 10 minutes.

    Add the blended/grated okro, stir until the okra is well combined; then add the chopped okra , mix well and add the fresh cleaned prawns and green vegetables.

    Finally, add the steamed fish and simmer for 5 minutes and you have a delicious sea food okra soup , ready to enjoy as it is , or serve as an accompaniment to any swallow of choice or eko.

Notes

This seafood okra”okro” soup is quite simple and contains a few seafood ; but feel free to add any other seafood of your choice; such as crabs, lobster, squid, calamari and periwinkles.

seafood okro soup gumbo seafood nigerian african okro soup recipe

 

 

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  1. Achom Lucy Okello
    November 17, 2020 / 5:44 pm

    Wow it’s nice I love the program