There are so many types of okro soups and stews and the ingredients are as unique as the methods of preparation. Okro soup with goat meat however is up there with my favourites. It is one of the easiest kinds of soups to make, one of the tastiest and one of the healthiest.
The most important part of making this recipe is ensuring that the goat meat is tender. There is nothing worse than tough meat in spicy soup. One wrong move and the hot peppers are in your eyes. If you're looking for how to prepare okro soup without palm oil, then this recipe is the one. This particular soup uses no oil or tomatoes and is delicious with gari, akple, banku or rice.
If you are looking for another okro recipe and that uses palm oil, then this delicious recipe is a great choice.
The preparation for this soup however is really simple. Steam the goat meat with spices until tender, add chopped okro and that's basically it.
Okro Soup with Goat Meat
- 600 grams goat meat bone-in or boneless
- 10 fingers okro
- 5 hot peppers scotch bonnets
- ½ large onion blended
- 2 tbsp ginger paste
- 1 tsp aniseed ground
- Chop or grate okro.
- In a pan, add about 4 tablespoons of water, about 3 groundnut sized saltpetre pieces and cook on the stove for 2 minutes to tease out the slime. Set aside.
- Wash goat meat and place it in a large pot. Add ginger, aniseeds, onions, ginger, peppers and salt.
- Once the peppers have softened, blend or grind them and put them back into the pot.
- Steam until meat is tender making sure to add enough water to get enough stock for the soup.
- Taste for salt and if necessary, add more.
- Add okro to soup and stir properly. Cook for a further 2 minutes and turn off the heat. Do not cover the soup fully with the lid until the soup has cooled off.
- Serve hot with banku, akple, rice or gari.
- Aniseed can be overpowering when used in excess. Use sparingly and adjust if necessary.
- You can add the chopped okro to the soup directly without having to tease out the slime. Also, the addition of saltpetre is optional, especially if you don't like your okro soup to be very slimy.
- After the soup is ready, make sure to cover the contents only halfway with the lid else the soup will lose a lot of its slime if you cover the entire pot with the lid.