Quick & Healthy African Okro Soup

African Okro Soup-Quick & healthy. Oh so easy yet yummy! Okro Soup African style loaded with shrimp, oxtails with or without Egusi.

You’ll Need:

  • One pound okra fresh or frozen
  • ½ pound meat oxtail
  • 1 tablespoon Beef or chicken bouillon
  • ½ pound Shrimp
  • ½ cup medium –sized Onions chopped
  • ½ cup ground Crayfish
  • 3 cups of chopped Spinach
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup ground Egusi optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In medium –sized sauce pan boil oxtail seasoned with garlic salt, smoked paprika, pepper and onions until tender (approximately 30 -40 minutes). You can shorten this process in half by using a pressure cooker.
  2. If using fresh okra wash the okra, remove the tops and tails, and slice into rounds.
  3. Blend the okra to a coarse consistency in a food processor or you can finely chop the okra into coarse consistency using a sharp knife
  4. Add the ground crayfish, bouillon or Maggie and egusi into the pan of boiled meat , cook for 5 minutes
  5. Then add shrimp, cook for another 5 minutes and finally add the spinach and stir for about a minute or 2 .
  6. Serve warm with Fufu( any kind)

Source: africanbites.com