Hello guys, welcome to another recipe post, by now you can tell I love to cook, yes I love a good meal and more so I love been able to prepare it at home for my family, there is this joy that you get when you cook up something and everyone enjoys it and even ask for more.
Nigeria is blessed with so many yummy and delicious dishes that you sometimes find it hard to pick what to eat and when it comes to soups oh we have it in abundance.
So for today am going to be showing you how to prepare delicious OKro soup, OKro is a vegetable that has numerous health benefits, it helps with health skin, clear eyes, aids digestion and much more. Did you know that Queen Cleopatra was known to eat OKro every day? And that it was the secret to her flawless skin and beauty? Now you know, so you have no reason to not eat okro, also it’s a perfect soup to start weaning your kids with, its slimy nature makes it slide down their tiny throats easily and it’s also very easy to prepare.
For this recipe you will be needing the following for a family of four.
Half kilo of OKro
Beef (assorted meat parts)
Pumpkin leaves (sliced)
Salt and seasoning
So let’s cook.
Boil your beef parts with you stock fish in a large pot with water, salt and seasoning cubes for 15minutes. Wash your OKro and grate finely or place them in a blender after removing their stalk and just pulse the blender for a few minutes to grate your OKro until it looks finely chopped then set aside. Check on your meat and add in your ground crayfish about 2tablespoon,also add your smoked fish then allow it to boil, blend your pepper and add to the meat, boil for another 5minutes and in your palm oil 2cooking spoon full, leave it to cook for 3minutes and add in your pumpkin leaves, stir to cook very well and allow that to cook for two minutes uncovered, then add in your OKro, stir so the OKro and pumpkin leaves are completely mixed together, leave your pot uncovered and allow your soup to boil on low heat for just 2minutes,cos you want to still keep the colour and crunch of the OKro and vegetarian. There you have your delicious OKro soup ready, serve with your choice of swallow, i had mine with semolina.
Tell me how easy you found this recipe and what challenges you faced while preparing it and if this was helpful. See you guys in my next post