The name Okra is from the Igbo word Okuru. It is known in many English speaking countries as “Ladies fingers”. The Flowering plant in the Mallow family is to have originated from either, South Asia, Ethiopia, or West Africa. The plant is 90% water, 2% protein and 7% carbohydrate. A 100g of raw Okra contains roughly 33 calories.
Health benefits of Okra soup
- It improves heart health
- Improves eyesight
- Good source of protein
- contains magnesium and calcium
- lowers cholesterol
Health Benefits of seafood
- protection against heart disease and stroke
- sufficient in omega 3 and fatty acids
- contains vitamins A and D, phosphorus, magnesium, and selenium
- low in fat
This week, we are going to be sharing the recipes on how to make one pot seafood Okra in less than 30 minutes.
What you need
- Okra- 1gram (finely diced)
- Hot Pepper- 3-5 pieces (pounded or chopped)
- Seafood of choice- ½ kilo
- Powdered locust beans (if you chose)
- Potash -½ tbs
- Water – 1 ½ cup
- In a pot, pour in cleaned seafood, blended pepper, water, and magi
- Allow to cook on medium heat for 7-10 minutes
- Add your potash and allow to boil for another 3 minutes
- Pour in your finely chopped okra, and allow to boil for 3-5 minutes before turning of the heat.
- Serve with desired solid food, i.e pounded yam, semovita, oat meal, Eba, Amala, or whatever your desired side may be.
- Eat while hot to enjoy it better.
Image source: freshseafood.com and Nigerian lazy chef