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How to make Catfish Okro Soup

Abelpter 06/25/2020

Okro soup is one of the most popular Nigerian soup, I like this soup because it is very easy to prepare and likely the cheapest soup in Nigeria. 

There are several reasons why I like this soup, the most outstanding reason being that kids love it, I learned that the best way to introduce eba or fufu to kids is to serve with Okro or ogbono soup, this way it would be very easy for them to swallow, I have tried it, it worked for my kids.

Okro is also good for adults, as a matter of fact, I just made a pot of okra soup before writing this, a very small quantity that would serve for this night, it is Sunday night here in Nigeria. I like this soup because the two major ingredients are very rich in vitamins (okra and fluted pumpkin)

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Below is the list of ingredients that were used in the process, you can always increase or reduce depending on the number of the person you are looking to feed and of course their stomach sizes.

Ingredients For (Okro) Okra Soup

Serving 4×2 | Preparation time: 

Sliced Okra (a medium-size bowl full)

Fluted Pumpkin leaves (as desired) optional – I don’t use it.

Stockfish head (medium size)

1 kg of meat (beef)

2 medium sizes frozen mackerel

3 seasoning cubes

Salt and pepper to taste.

200ml Red (palm) oil

half cup of ground crayfish


Slice the okra and set aside in a bowl, the trader in most Nigerian markets can assist you with slicing the okra, but you can also try using a kitchen knife, I like to slice Okra myself, although there is no harm in using the help of the market women.

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