Seafood Okra Soup Recipe: How to Cook Seafood Okra Soup/Nigerian Gumbo (Oil less Okra)

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Seafood Okra soup is an easy African gumbo that goes very well with eba and pounded yam, it is basically cooked with fresh seafood like crabs, shrimps, prawns, fish, oysters or clams or with the combination of all. Seafood goes well with fresh okra, it only takes a little while for okra to get cook which also prevents the seafood from cooking for too long or being ruined during the process. This simple seafood okra soup is filled with all goodness; it is savory with rich authentic flavors and has this incredible delicious taste, and it is a must for anyone to try.

In this article, I will be showing you how to make oil less seafood okra soup which is the healthiest version and very easy to put together. Seafood okra soup without palm oil is a healthiest alternative to other okra recipes, it is great for weight loss and tastes almost like pepper soup. However, if you are trying to eat healthy to lose weight, this oil less seafood okra soup is for you.

Seafood okra soup is indeed a heart-pleasing dish that gets you filled and satisfied with just few balls of eba; for this recipe, fresh okra especially the home grown okra stays on top of my list because it remains crunch even after the soup has been brought off from heat, you can even see it on the picture above. You can decide to cut your okra into tiny cubes if you dont fancy the crunch or cut into bigger rings if you like it chewy in the soup.

However, seafood okra is one of the easiest draw soup recipes that you can prepare within few minutes without much procedure involved. When cooking seafood okra soup, it is best you keep your okra fresh, I love my vegetables to remain crunch and fresh, and if you like yours that way, you dont have to overcook okra, it should still look green at the end of your cooking. You can add as much seafood (different varieties) as you want, especially if you have quit a lot of it at hand. Additionally, my seafood okra is oil less you can add oil to yours if you like it with palm oil, but I prefer mine without oil in it. see how to prepare okra soup with oil here. and also seehow to make combined okra with ogbono soup.

Seafood okra soup ingredients

  1. 20-30 pieces of fresh okra (ladyfingers)
  2. 1 big fish (tilapia or mackerel)
  3. 20 pieces of fresh shrimps
  4. 4 scotch bonnets
  5. 1 large onion
  6. 4 pieces of dried stockfish
  7. 1 handful of ugwu leaf (spinach will do)
  8. 2 tablespoons of ground crayfish
  9. 2 seasoning cubes
  10. 1 medium opkei (traditional spice)
  11. Salt to taste
Seafood okra soup ingredients
Seafood okra soup ingredients

 

Directions on how to cook seafood okra soup

  1. Chop onions and ugu, blend peppers, cut the fish into your preferred sizes and set aside.
  2. In a medium pot, add one cup of water to the stockfish and boil it for 15 minutes.
  3. Add the fish to the pot on heat and season with onions, pepper, maggi, salt and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Add 1 cup of water to the fish, bring in crayfish, 1 seasoning cube, okpei, stir, and bring to a boil.
  5. Add the shrimp and any other seafood you are using and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the chopped okra, stir and taste for salt, let the soup cook for 3 minutes on medium heat.
  7. Add the ugu leave stir the soup properly and leave to simmer for 4 minutes. dont overcook the vegetable nor the okra. Stir and adjust any required ingredient.
  8. Your healthy seafood okra is ready once everything is perfectly combined. Serve with eba.

Easy steps for cooking seafood okra soup with pictures

1. Chop onions and ugu, blend peppers, cut the fish into your preferred sizes and set aside.

2. In a medium pot, add one cup of water to the stockfish and boil it for 15 minutes.

Boiling of stockfish for okra soup
Boiling of stockfish for okra soup

 

3. Add the fish to the pot on heat and season with onions, pepper, maggi, salt and cook for 10 minutes.

Cooking of fish for seafood okra soup
Cooking of fish for seafood okra soup

 

4. Add 1 cup of water to the fish, bring in crayfish, 1 seasoning cube, okpei, stir, and bring to a boil.

5. Add the shrimp and any other seafood you are using and cook for 5 minutes.

You don
You don’t have to add much water to the content, the amount of water should depend on the quantity of okra you have

 

6. Add the chopped okra, stir and taste for salt, let the soup cook for 3 minutes on medium heat.

Okra is now added, after adding in okra, stir the soup properly and taste for salt
Okra is now added, after adding in okra, stir the soup properly and taste for salt

 

7. Add the ugu leave stir the soup properly and leave to simmer for 4 minutes. dont overcook the vegetable nor the okra. Stir and adjust any required ingredient.

Add the leaf to garnish the soup and let it cook for few minutes
Add the leaf to garnish the soup and let it cook for few minutes

 

Seafood okra is ready once you have such a beautiful consistency.
Seafood okra is ready once you have such a beautiful consistency.

 

Seafood okra is served
Seafood okra is served

 

8.Your healthy seafood okra is ready once everything is perfectly combined. Serve with eba.

Seafood okra soup paired with eba
Seafood okra soup paired with eba