Okro Soup_Stewed_Nigerian_9jafoodie

Nigerian Style Stewed Seafood Okra Soup

Growing up I was exposed to okra and stew and for some unknown reasons , I never thought to truly combine the stew base and okra in this manner. If you think this is just “Ila alasepo” – think again. This version has a thick gravy and tastes very different.  Feel free to experiment with leaves like Scent leave, water leave and bitter leave in this recipe.


  • ½ cup palm oil- Divided (optional)
  • 1 cup-Nigerian Sauce mix
  • 1 Tablespoon – Tomato paste
  • 1 Tablespoon –Crayfish powder
  • 2 cups- freshly chopped okra
  • Salt to Taste
  • 2 Cubes maggi
  • 2-3 Cups – Seafood of choice – Parboiled and drained


  • Place a pot on medium heat and add in half of the palm oil.  Leave for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the pepper mix and tomato paste into the oil. Stir. Add the crayfish powder and 2 cups of water. Simmer for 15-20 minutes
  • Add maggi and salt into the boiling mixture. Stir, taste and adjust for seasoning.
  • Add in the chopped okra- stir. Add in the parboiled seafood and left over palm oil. Simmer uncovered for another 3 minutes.
  • Serve seafood okra with your choice of Solid or by itself


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