This Okra Soup recipe is the most concentrated Okra Soup ever. It is meant for only licking! Yes, we say you lick the soup when we “eat” just the soup. That means no need for a fufu meal. The soup is that conc, with lots of vitamins. This is best for those who want to reduce or maintain their weight.
Nigerian Okra Soup Ingredients
2 medium smoked mackerels (titus fish)
1 sweet pepper
1 habanero pepper
¼ cup palm oil
Leafy vegetable (ugu or spinach)
1 big bulb of red onion
2 seasoning cubes
Notes on the Nigerian Okra Soup Ingredients
You can skip the mushrooms if you don’t eat it.
Sweet peppers are also known as paprika. Use tatashe if in Nigeria.
I use cow ribs for this special Okra Soup. It makes the soup so tasty.
Tools and utensils you’ll need
Before you prepare Nigerian Okra Soup
For best results with this Okra Soup, I smoke the mackerel in my oven. You can buy from the market if you wish. Debone the fish and break them up into big chunks.
Rinse and prep the okra by hand-cutting it. See the video below for how to handcut okra super fast.
Chop the peppers.
For this recipe I prefer adding the spinach whole, without slicing them. You can slice yours if you wish. If you are using ugu, cut them into big chunks.
Chop the onions.
Slice up the mushrooms.
Directions for making the Special Okra Soup
Boil the beef with seasoning cubes (crushed) and half of the chopped onions. When done, set the stock aside. The stock should be little by the time the beef is well done.
In a clean dry pot, fry the sliced mushrooms with the palm oil. Fry for at most 5 minutes. See video below.
Take out the mushrooms and stir-fry the diced okra and remaining onions in the oil for a bit. Do not over-fry.
Start adding the meat stock bit by bit. Add, stir till you notice the elasticity of the okra coming through. Repeat till all the stock is used up.
Add the rest of the ingredients into the pot with the leafy vegetable on top.
Cover and steam till the leafy vegetables at the top wilts from the heat. Stir till everything is well combined then add salt to your taste and mix well.
The Okra Soup should be VERY thick when done. Better seen in the video below than imagined.
Just lick the soup and wash it down with a chilled drink! It is quite filling!
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