Cookbook:Nigerian Okra Soup I
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|Nigerian Okra Soup I
Nigerian okra soup, also called ila alasepo, is a stewed okra soup. It is a very popular delicacy among the Yoruba ethnic group of western Nigeria.
- Soak the dry fish and stockfish in water, then debone them. Cut into pieces.
- Starting with the toughest meat first, cook all the meat and fish until done. Add water sparingly and top up as necessary.
- Heat the palm oil in a separate pot. Add the diced okra and start frying.
- Add some meat stock to the okra from time to time. Stir until you notice the okra start to draw. This process should take a maximum of 5 minutes to avoid overcooking the okra. Add hot water if necessary to get the consistency you like.
- When the okra is very elastic, add the chopped vegetables and stir well. Add the meat and fish, ground crayfish, pepper, and salt to taste. Stir well.
- Cover the pot and leave to simmer and it is ready to be served.