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African Okra Stew

African Okra Stew


Fresh okra

Okra recipes in Africa are common. Okra Soup is a healthy easy to prepare African food recipe. Many variations of okra soup can be found throughout Western Africa.

What makes African food different from American cuisine, the spices of course. Spices have a major effect on how flavorful your food will taste.

Many times the same recipe will taste entirely different from different spices added.

Hibiscus esculentus or okra is of African origin originating from Ethiopia. Okra grows wild along the White Nile and the upper Nile country as well as in Ethiopia. Begin with good-quality fresh okra suitable for cooking.

African Okra Stew


Yield 3-6 servings

Ingredients
3 cups fresh okra (whole or sliced)
3 cloves garlic crushed
1 tablespoons lemon juice
3 cups vegetable stock
1 tablespoon caraway seeds
2 medium fresh tomatoes evenly sliced
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions
In a large pot on medium heat, add oil then sauté garlic and caraway seeds one minute. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer covered for 30 minutes. Eat your okra stew with fufu or ugali.

African Okra Stew

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Simple Cooking Tips

Make sure your cooking work area has good lighting so you can safely see what you are cutting, seasoning and cooking.

Get comfortable with the recipe, read it all the way through. Always read and re-read your recipes before you start cooking.

Season and taste as you go. Always taste your food before seasoning.

Spices and herbs are essential to African food cooking and baking. Keep your spices away from sources of heat like the stove or lights. Herbs and spices can lose their flavor when exposed to humidity and heat.

Recipes are only a guideline so feel free to substitute items that you like.

When cooking with chili peppers, protect your hands and eyes by wearing rubber gloves. Or coat your hands in vegetable oil and wash them with soap and water immediately after handling.