New weekend, new recipe… and this weekend we’re trying seafood. check out how to make seafood okra below.
30-40 pieces of Okra
1 big piece Fish of your choice( I’m using Tilapia)
6-8 Crab Claws or 4 Medium Crabs
3 Cups Mixed Seafood
1 Cooking Spoon Palm Oil
2-3 Cups Meat/Seafood Stock (Seafood stock ideally but we can break the rule on this occasion) <D
1 Red Bell Pepper ( Tatashe)
3 Scotch Bonnet (Atarodo)
1 Big Onion
2-3 pieces Stockfish
3 Heaped Tablespoons Ground Crayfish
2 Tablespoon Locust Beans (Iru)
1 Maggi Crayfish or other Bouillon Cube of your choice
Soup Seasoning of your choice ( I’m using Aromat seasoning)
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
Salt to taste
How to make seafood okra
1. Blend the Tatashe, 2 Rodo, and 1/2 of the onion till smooth and set aside.
2. Wash the Okra thoroughly, blend or grate 1/4 of the Okra roughly and chop the rest a bit chunky
3. Chop 1 Atarodo and set aside
4. Get a big size pot, set on the stove on medium heat, add the chopped onions, sauté till fragrant. Then add the locust beans and 1 tablespoon crayfish, sauté for a minute.
5. Next, add the blended pepper, crayfish, seasoning cube, and fry for 10-12 minutes.
6. Get another pot, add 3 cups of water, chopped onions, add salt, garlic powder, and your other seasoning, bring to a rolling boil
7. Throw in the Stockfish and cook for 5 minutes or until the Stockfish become slightly tender
8. Add the crab claws and cook for 7 minutes
9. After 7 minutes, add the rest of the seafood and crayfish, cook for 5 minutes
10. Pour the cooked seafood into a colander and set the stock aside.
11. When the pepper in the other pot has fried and oil has settled on the top, add 2-3 cups of the chicken/ beef/ seafood stock and continue to cook for 3 minutes.
12. Now add the marinated fish and cook for 5 minutes
13. After 5 minutes, take the fish out so they don’t break during the next step, now add the blended okra and chopped Atarodo
14. Stir vigorously to combine, then add the chopped okra gradually and stir, this is so you can control the thickness of the soup, combine and cook for 3 minutes
15. Add the cooked fish back into the soup, also add the cooked seafood, stir and combine but be careful not to break the fish, cook for 3-4 minutes and it’s ready.
See video on how to make it below:
By: Dammy Eneli
See Also: Weekend Recipe: How To Make EdikaIkong