Stewed Seafood Okro Soup

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Nigerian Style Stewed Seafood Okra Soup

Growing up I was exposed to okra and stew and for some unknown reasons , I never thought to truly combine the stew base and okra in this manner. If you think this is just “Ila alasepo” – think again. This version has a thick gravy and tastes very different.  Feel free to experiment with leaves like Scent leave, water leave and bitter leave in this recipe.


  • ½ cup palm oil- Divided (optional)
  • 1 cup- Nigerian Sauce mix
  • 1 Tablespoon – Tomato paste
  • 1 Tablespoon –Crayfish powder
  • 2 cups- freshly chopped okra
  • Salt to Taste
  • 2 Cubes maggi
  • 2-3 Cups – Seafood of choice – Parboiled and drained


  • Place a pot on medium heat and add in half of the palm oil.  Leave for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the pepper mix and tomato paste into the oil. Stir. Add the crayfish powder and 2 cups of water. Simmer for 15-20 minutes
  • Add maggi and salt into the boiling mixture. Stir, taste and adjust for seasoning.
  • Add in the chopped okra- stir. Add in the parboiled seafood and left over palm oil. Simmer uncovered for another 3 minutes.
  • Serve seafood okra with your choice of Solid or by itself


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By |May 13th, 2014|27 Comments


  1. Lily February 10, 2018 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for this recipe…I just finished downing the delicacy

  2. Omo September 18, 2015 at 8:30 am - Reply

    I asked a question some time ago and got no response..but I see the way you respond to other people’s questions.Not nice you know..

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie September 18, 2015 at 2:59 pm - Reply

      sorry I missed your early comment. all sorted now.

  3. hilda August 14, 2015 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    I just made this dish, it’s taste is amazing I used bitter leaf and I was like wow! Hubby and son sure enjoyed it as well. Thanks you mam!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie August 17, 2015 at 10:08 pm - Reply

      You are most welcome. Thanks for the feedback.

  4. Omo July 10, 2015 at 8:23 am - Reply

    I will lie to try this. However I want to know if it will still retain its “drawy” nature? And please don’t stop on this. I run to your blog anytime I want to try something new. 😀

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie September 18, 2015 at 2:59 pm - Reply

      I am sorry I missed your comment Omo. yes, it will still be drawy.

  5. Chipo Mbilima July 5, 2015 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    Just finished doing goat meat pepper soup n goat meat Egusi…so yummy my man says

  6. Mayowa Atinuke April 8, 2015 at 6:54 am - Reply

    My hobby is cooking… And a friend introduced me to this blog via instagram, soo much I knw now.. Future husband is blessed to have me cos his stomach will be sooo pleased.. Thanks ma’am, but I cnt find the yamzza recipe. Help with it, Thanks

  7. Barbara Forson March 1, 2015 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Thanks for ur quick respond

  8. Barbara Forson February 24, 2015 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    Pls is pepper mix de same as chilli pepper

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 25, 2015 at 6:57 am - Reply

      No, this is the blended pepper base typically used for Nigerian stew. This here:

  9. Donna February 2, 2015 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Great post. Enjoy all ur dishes. Thanks to u am able to make Delicious Nigerian dishes for my husband. Kudos to u.

  10. Ikunkun June 22, 2014 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    Would this be some variant of what Yorubas call “Ila Alasepo”
    Grew up on this and its one of my crowd pleasers…infact, I call okra not made that way “white okra” and it was for days we had to improvise…(not to be condescending o! lol)
    We however don’t use tomatoes (something about sourness), just blended habaneros/rodo, water, palm oil, locust beans, dried fish&crayfish, meat/fish and then grated okro )…in that order.Takes less than 30minutes,minus prep time.

    Add other leafs of choice e.g. Ugwu….Ekiti people particularly add bitter leaf (yummy!! but an acquired taste)
    I hated grating okro (for a family of 8) so much growing up, now I just blitz in my blender. I’m sure my mum knew that trick as well but nah ah!! **side eye** lol.

  11. maryam June 6, 2014 at 2:49 am - Reply

    Wow…I loving this white suop, I took it once and I refuse 2 wash my hand d whole day because I didn’t want the smell to go away

  12. enitan June 2, 2014 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    tried this, took all of half an hr! delicious!!!! considering i don’t like cooking, i did this after a long day at work and i’m so pleased! the better half is beyond pleased. thank you so much!

  13. dobbyssignature May 20, 2014 at 12:29 am - Reply

    Yummy!!! Tasty!!! Simply irresistible 😀

  14. gold May 19, 2014 at 4:20 am - Reply

    Will try it

  15. Daniel Adetunji May 15, 2014 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Yummy…. dear


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