Okro stew is a popular stew which can be mostly paired with banku or akple.

The main ingredients used in okro stew is okra or okro. Other cooks prefer to add ayoyo.

You can check our recipe on ayoyo soup HERE.

In this post we at My Recipe Joint are going to give you complete step by step guide on how to prepare okro stew.

It is simple and straightforward.

There are a lot of okro stew recipes out there. Some cooks wants their slimmy, some use goat meat, others use chicken.

You can use any source of protein to prepare your okro stew. Okro stew in Ghana is mostly prepared with these sources of protein.

  • Crab
  • Tuna
  • Salmon
  • Dry fish
  • Herrings
  • Goat meat
  • Chicken

Ingredients for okro stew

  • 7 pieces of okro
  • 2 large onions
  • 200 mls of red palm oil
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes
  • Tomato paste (optional)
  • 4 pieces of bell pepper (kpakposhito)
  • 1 pound of Goat meat/chicken/herrings/crab/tuna/salmon
  • Wele
  • Salt
  • water
okro stew ingredients
okro stew ingredients

What to serve okro stew with

  • Banku
  • Akple
  • Eba
  • Fufu

Okro preparation instructions

  1. Wash meat and wele thoroughly and placed in a neat bowl
  2. Chop meat into desirable sizes and place in a cooking pot or saucepan
  3. Add little amount of water, place over medium heat and allow it to boil
  4. Chop onions, ginger and garlic.
  5. Blend chopped vegetables and pepper together until a smooth mixture is obtained.
  6. Set some of the blended mixture aside
  7. Pour the blended mixture into the meat pot and allow it to steam for 10 minutes
  8. Add some spices
  9. Wash okro and chop into smaller pieces.
  10. Put chopped okro into a clean saucepan, add water and simmer for about 6 minutes.
  11. Turn off heat and allow it to cool
  12. Pour some palm oil into a saucepan and place over medium heat.
  13. Add sliced onion and salted fish
  14. Cook for about 4 minutes
  15. Add blended pepper, ginger and garlic and allow to simmer for about 5 minutes.
  16. Wash tomatoes, chop and add to the sauce
  17. Now add your steamed beef, boiled crab and wele to the mixture.
  18. Stir and leave it to cook for about 10 minutes.
  19. Pour into the mixture your cooked okro and stir thoroughly
  20. Add salt to taste.

Note that the salted fish (momone) is already salty. So regulate the salt you add to the okro stew.

Stew is ready. Serve with hot banku.

How To Prepare Okro Stew In Ghana » My Recipe Joint

Okro stew is a popular stew which can be mostly paired with banku or akple.

Type: stew

Cuisine: Ghanaian

Keywords: okro

Recipe Yield: 2

Calories: 128

Preparation Time: PT20M

Cooking Time: PT20M

Total Time: PT40M

Video Content URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV2sg6mmSH8

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Recipe Video Name: Okro stew step by step guide

Video Upload Date: 06/20/2020

Recipe Video Description: Okro stew step by step guide

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 7 pieces of okro
  • 2 large onions
  • 200 mls of red palm oil
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes
  • Tomato paste (optional)
  • 4 pieces of bell pepper (kpakposhito)
  • 1 pound of Goat meat/chicken/herrings/crab/tuna/salmon
  • Wele
  • Salt
  • water

Editor's Rating:
10

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