Ingredients for Okro Stew – Preparing Okro Stew with Fresh Fish

okro stew

Follow the guidelines. It is easy and you won’t forget the taste.

Okro is a vegetable known in French as gumbo while in US its called Okra.

Okro is a source of dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins and a low-calorie vegetable.

Vegetables that you can add to prepare slimy okro meal.

  • Kontonmire
  • Gboma (Spinach)
  • Ademe (Sigli)
  • Garden eggs
fresh garden eggs

You can choose varieties of protein to prepare your meal.

  • Goat/cow meat
  • Fresh fish
  • Cow feet
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Wele
  • Chicken/turkey
  • Any dry fish of choice


  • Okro/okra quantity depends on individual preference.
  • 4 pieces Garden eggs (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda/kanwe
  • 200 mls red palm oil/vegetable oil
  • 3 pieces medium-sized onions
  • 1/2 pieces of ginger/garlic
  • 3 medium size fresh tomatoes
  • 4 pieces bell pepper (kpakposhito)
  • 1 piece salted fish(optional)
  • 1 pound cow feet/chicken
  • Herrrings/crab/tuna/salmon
  • 1 pound wele/crabs
  • Salt/ seasoning cubes


  • Wash okro and garden eggs
  • Chop okro and garden eggs into smaller pieces
  • Put chopped okro into a clean saucepan, add water to cover
  • Add baking soda or kanwe (helps make it slimy)
  • Cook it for about 8 minutes
  • Set okro aside when soft
  • Wash your meat thoroughly

  • Chop meat into sizes and place in a cooking pot
  • Add salt and seasoning cubes, add a little water and place on heat
    Cover it with lid and allow it to boil
  • Chop and blend onions, ginger, pepper and garlic until smooth
  • Pour the blended mixture into pot and allow meat to cook until soft. Here you can add your crab and wele if using
  • Pour some palm/vegetable oil into a saucepan and place over medium heat
  • Sliced onion pieces and add to oil
  • Add salted fish

  • Cook for about 3 minutes
  • Wash tomatoes, chop and add to the sauce
  • Cook until soft
  • Add your steamed beef, boiled crab and wele to the mixture
  • Add herrings or salmon if using
  • Stir and leave it to cook for about 10 minutes
  • Pour into the mixture your cooked okro and stir thoroughly
  • Add salt to taste


If you like okro stew less slimy, cut into larger chunks and also avoid baking soda or kanwe.

You can serve okro stew with:

  • Akple
  • Banku

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