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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Okra Stew Is a Universal Dish in West Africa

West African Okra Stew

“Each person must ride the road of their own fate.”-African Proverb

Okra stew is a universal dish in West Africa; you have as many variations as there are languages. There are thousands of languages spoken in Africa; over 2,000 in fact. Many times the same recipe will taste entirely different with different spices added. African food is delicious; West African Okra Stew is full of flavor and spice lovingly prepared by African families for generations. Learn how to cook 30-minute healthy West African Okra Stew recipe while eating and exploring our way through Africa one country at a time.

West African Okra Stew

3 cups fresh okra (whole or sliced)
3 cloves garlic crushed
1 tablespoons lemon juice
3 cups vegetable stock
1 tablespoon caraway seeds
2 medium fresh tomatoes evenly sliced
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot on medium heat, add oil then sauté garlic and caraway seeds one minute. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer covered for 30 minutes.

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