My Okra Stew

This is probably my favorite okra stew recipe yet and hopefully it'll become yours too. Donโ€™t forget to subscribe and share whiles you're on here. ๐Ÿ’•

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what you need

I kg beef + tripe

1 medium smoked tuna

6 crabs

2 small kako/stinky fish

1/2 cup palm oil

6 large fresh tomatoes

Handful of chili/pepper (adjust)

5 garlic cloves

2 large onions

1 medium ginger

2 star anise

1 teaspoon cloves

1 teaspoon fennel

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

2 small calabash nutmeg

1 teaspoon curry powder

2 tablespoon shrimp powder

3 1/2 cups diced okra

1 beef seasoning cube

1/2 cup of cooked garden eggs with skin and seeds removed (optional)


Cook okra in 1/2 - 1 cup of water until it's cooked through (about 6 mins) then set aside. Do not cover when cooking or after it's done cooking. Wash and cut the smoked tuna into medium chunks. Blend 1 onion, chili, dried spices, garlic and ginger together and divide into 2 and set aside. Wash and clean beef and tripe very well, preferably, wash tripe in warm water. Slice the 1 onion left.

Put a pot on medium high heat and add the cleaned beef + tripe. Add a I/2 of the blended mixture, seasoning cube and salt. Cover and allow to simmer for 6 mins then add 1 1/2 cup of water. Taste and adjust salt. Turn heat to low and cook meat until it's cooked through then set aside. Save stock

Turn heat to medium high. In a pan add palm oil. When oil heats up add the sliced onions and the kako. Fry onion until it turns golden brown then add the rest of the blended mixture. Fry for 5 min then add the diced tomatoes and the saved stock. Add cleaned crabs and cook until the stock reduces halfway, for about 15-20 mins. Add the tuna chunks and the cooked meat. Stir gently and adjust salt. Add the curry powder and the shrimp powder. Simmer for 8 mins. Cook down further if stew base is too watery. Add cooked okra. Stir, taste and adjust salt. Simmer for 5 mins the turn off heat. Do not cover until soup cools down.

Serve with very soft banku, eba or steamed rice if you're into that kind of thing.