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Okra Soup

African Okro Soup - Quick & healthy, oh-so-easy and yummy! Okro Soup African-style loaded with shrimp , oxtails with or without Egusi.
Course Main
Cuisine African
Keyword healthy, okra, quick and easy, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 230kcal
Author Imma


  • One pound okra fresh or frozen
  • ½ pound meat oxtail
  • ½ pound Shrimp
  • ½ cup medium –sized Onions chopped
  • ½ cup ground Crayfish
  • 1 tablespoon Beef or chicken bouillon
  • 3 cups of chopped Spinach
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup ground Egusi optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In medium –sized sauce pan boil oxtail seasoned with garlic salt, smoked paprika, pepper and onions until tender (approximately 30 -40 minutes). You can shorten this process in half by using a pressure cooker.
  • If using fresh okra wash the okra, remove the tops and tails, and slice into rounds.
  • Blend the okra to a coarse consistency in a food processor or you can finely chop the okra into coarse consistency using a sharp knife
  • Add the ground crayfish, bouillon or Maggie and egusi into the pan of boiled meat , cook for 5 minutes
  • Then add shrimp, cook for another 5 minutes and finally add the spinach and stir for about a minute or 2 .
  • Serve warm with Fufu( any kind)


Serving: 5g | Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 348mg | Sodium: 1248mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2430IU | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 3.9mg