Okra stew

Okra stewMy dinner tonight is Sierra Leone inspired okra stew, made by my Mum and her friend. The hardest part of this stew is cutting up a whole lot of okra into tiny pieces. But it’s worth it as it melts into the sauce.

Chunks of beef (or it could be lamb) and cuts of fresh mackerel have gone in – usually we add salmon and/or sea bass but the mackerel works well.

The finishing touch is a generous-ish sprinkle of palm oil, accompanied by plain rice (I’ve added spinach to this one) or fu-fu (cassava mixed with water). Yum.

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