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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

African Okra Stew

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.



West Africa cooking rice

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 with 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.

Recipe of African okra and rice


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