Okra stew (okro soup) ‘Ila alasepo’ as fondly called in Nigeria is a delicious stew that is loved by the majority of the people especially if cooked well. This stew can be cooked with any variety of Meat or Fish but today, I will be showing you how I make the Okra that I have tagged as “my pot of seafood Okro stew”.
This stew can be served with your choice of swallow like Eba, Fufu, Amala and the likes but for me, I just like to eat as is – yes I mean I just use a spoon to dig and eat the stew just the way it is.
- 1/2 pound Okra
- 1/2 pound salmon Fish
- shrimp A handful of
- smoked fish
- 1 Tbs crayfish
- Hot chilli pepper to taste
- 1 stock cube
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 Cup chicken stock you can use any stock you prefer
- Cut the Fish into desired portions, rinse and place them in a Pot, add salt to taste and some Water cover it up and leave to Boil, then remove from heat and drain the water (if you choose to otherwise you can use it as a stock to cook the Okro).
- Add the stock (I used chicken stock) to the Pot then add the Crab, smoked Fish, crayfish, hot chili pepper, stock cube and Salt to taste and let it come to a boil.
- Add the Palm oil and the shrimps and let it simmer for about 2 minutes
- Add the Okro and stir it for about a minute so that the slime in the Okro can be activated
- Let it simmer again for about 2 to 3 minutes.
- serve and Enjoy!