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Okra Stew Is a Universal Dish in West Africa

West African Okra Stew


Fresh picked okra

Okra stew is a universal dish in West Africa; you have as many variations as there are languages. African food is delicious; West African Okra Stew is full of flavor and spice lovingly prepared by African families for generations.

Spices lovingly prepared by African families


West African Okra Stew


Ingredients

3 cups fresh okra (whole or sliced)

3 cloves garlic crushed

1 tablespoon lemon juice

3 cups vegetable stock

1 tablespoon caraway seeds

2 medium fresh tomatoes evenly sliced

Salt and pepper to taste



Directions
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.



What is okra

Okra is a vegetable, a good source of minerals, vitamins, and fiber. It contains a distinctive gooey liquid used to naturally thicken sauces. The taste is mild, but it has a unique texture with peach-like fuzz on the outside and small, edible seeds on the inside of the pod.



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