Okra soup or Sauce gombo – West Africa
Okra soup is an ubiquitous dish in West Africa. Just like all the other soups, there as many variations as you have ethnic groups, villages or protein types.
|1.||Season beef with onion, garlic and salt|
|2.||Add oil in a pot, when the oil is sizzling, put in the meat|
|3.||Add water and the tomatoes. Bring to a boil and then cook on medium heat for 25 minutes.|
|4.||In a separate pot, add the okra, 2 cups of water and the baking soda|
|5.||Cook on medium until the okra is cooked (it should look like it’s melting)|
|6.||Use a spatula to vigorously stir the okra mixture as if you were hitting it against the sides of the pot|
|7.||Remove the tomatoes from the meat pot, use a blender to crush them (skin on)|
|8.||Stir in okra and crushed tomatoes in the meat pot.|
|9.||Add salt, pepper, chili pepper to taste|
|10.||Boil on medium heat about 20 minutes|
|11.||Serve with foutou or rice|
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