No Oil Okra Soup

This past weekend I worked on some Fisher man soup and it was so good and so spicy. I sat and thought about what my ajebutters would eat. I wanted to make some ogbono soup with some rice balls I had made but I got not joy as I did not have all the particulars to cook it with. I suddenly remembered I had some Okra and mushrooms, but my babies will not just eat mushrooms. In fact they will give me the crazy eye :)) I rummaged through my little freezer and there I found some smoked turkey. I was over joyed because then I knew I could make them my Dad’s okra soup which they always enjoy.

My father passed away while I was still quite young, but old enough to know him.  I used to dislike cooking as a growing girl. In fact, I was the number one Lazy person when it came to kitchen matters. But after a while, my father started having me cook his food. Momm was always busy with her in home work as a caterer so he would sometimes ask me to make his soup when she was not able to. I secretly think momm enjoyed watching me peel vegetables and fish for  dad’s soup because I complained so much about it lol. My dad was diagnosed with some heart health related issues after his retirement, so he was on a strict diet and having some oiless food was part of it. The man ate okra and ugu with dry fish almost everyday and guess who cooked it…lol…your’s truly.  I love my father, he was a loving and honest man. He definitely made his own little mistakes, but he was my everything. I could honestly go on and on about my  father. He was truly an inspiration in so many ways. I will share more stories as we go on

Back to my ajebutters, they ate their okra soup with so many smiles on their faces. Ajebutter 2 loved the rice balls and ate his food with both hands and his spoon. Okra and ogbono are always winners in my home and with this recipe you can never o wrong. Once you make and eat my oiless okra soup, you will lick your fingers and make some more. Thank me later 🙂

 

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No Oil Okra
 
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: African
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cups of chopped okra
  • two smoked turkey wings
  • 1 fingers of cayenne or chili pepper(you may use habanero or ata-rodo)
  • 1 table spoon of chopped uziza
  • 1red bell pepper
  • 1tsp of dry pepper
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ cup of whole dry prawns
  • half of a knorr cube
  • 1½ tbsps. of grinded crayfish
  • ugu or kale(optional. I did not use any)
  • 1tbsp of Uziza or spicy curry leaf
  • Half a cup of chopped mushrooms(any type works)
Instructions
prep:
  1. In a pot, boil the smoked turkey along with the whole dry prawns(this helps to reduce the saltiness in the turkey and soften the prawns)
  2. Roughly blend the peppers with a little water and set aside
  3. chop the okra into whatever sizes you would prefer
  4. check on the turkey and when it has softened up a bit, remove from heat and drain while running cold water on it. Pour the prawns into a separate bowl. Then with a knife, remove the skin from the turkey(optional) and cut into bite sizes or whatever sizes you prefer
cook time:
  1. in a soup pot pour in the turkey, pepper blend, crayfish, salt, whole dry prawns, and dry pepper. There should be water in the pepper mix; if not, add a few table spoons. bring pot to a boil to combine all the ingredients. once pot comes to a boil, reduce the heat, add okra and uziza leaves; then check for seasonings. If you need anymore seasoning, add half of the knorr making sure you do not over season(You want to be able taste the freshness of the soup). Quickly remove the soup from the heat. wait a few minutes to rest before serving. You may serve it with rice balls, rice or any accompaniment of your choice

 

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