Okro Stew

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5 oz Diced smoked ham
13 oz Okra
2 md Aubergines; peeled and
; diced
3 md Onions; finely chopped (3
5 oz Dried prawns
; e.g. herring
To 4)
To 4)
; meat except chicken
1 1/2 oz Root ginger; grated
1 1 ounce piec salted dried
1/2 pt Oil; preferably palm
1 Red chillies; finely chopped
4 lg Ripe tomatoes; blanched,
; tree oil
; and mashed

Original recipe makes 4 servings



Trim off the ends of the okra and slice it into thin rounds about 1/2 inch in diameter. In a large, heavy saucepan, heat the oil and fry the onions until they are light brown. Stirring all the time, add the sliced okra, aubergines, ginger, chillies and mashed tomato in that order but allow 3 minutes simmering time between each addition. This dish burns easily so stir regularly. Simmer for about 10 minutes on low heat. Add the dried prawns, salted dried fish, salted beef, smoked ham, pigs trotters and any other meat. Simmer for a further 10-15 minutes until all ingredients are blended in and cooked, not mushy. Serve hot with a variety of carbohydrates, such as boiled rice, banku (cornmeal dumplings), boiled potatoes, yams, cocoyams (taro), plantains (giant tropical bananas), cassava, gari (coarse cassava powder). Note: If using plain vegetable oil add 2tsp turmeric.

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