New Recipe: Okra Sauce

Thanks to all of you who have supported, Mrs Muriel Emekunle Davies by buying her book and experimenting with her recipes. Some of you have requested recipes for succulent dishes from our author. You would have thought that at 98 years, the not so young lady would take the time to relax and enjoy the world go by but this would be far from the truth. Our author goes back intermittently to the kitchen and releases new recipes for her customers.

The first new recipe to be released this summer is the instructions for cooking Okra Sauce. Okra is a common flowering plant that is rich in vitamins and minerals, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc. Research shows that this healthy vegetable provides health benefits which include:

  • Improved digestion
  • Boosts immunity
  • Lowers blood pressure

Why not use this recipe to create a healthy and delicious meal for you and your family.


4lbs Okra
1lb bony meat
1 pigs trotter
Dried Fish
Onions & Pepper ground to taste
1/2 pt red palmoil
Few sprigs of basil
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda


  1. Wash okra & slice thinly after top & tail removed.
  2. Wash meat & cut into even pieces
  3. Put meat to boil adding salt and pepper & ground onion. Cut up trotter into small pieces, wash several times to remove salt and cook till partly soft 
  4. Add the palm oil, pigs feet and boil for about 10 mins
  5. Then add the okra to the sauce, using a wooden spoon.
  6. Add the bicarb to preserve the colour.
  7. Continue to boil till mixture thickens. If too thick, add about TBS warm water to thin it down.
  8. Remove and serve with foofoo or rice or agidi for lunch or dinner.

Note: If you don't have any palm oil, this sauce can also be made without palm oil and is still tasty.

Serves: 6 people

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About the author

Rotimi Nelson is a grand-daughter of Mrs Muriel Davies (a.k.a. Nana Kunle). She entrusted me to publish her latest cookbook and share her knowledge with the world.

She is also an experienced results-oriented Project Manager with a passion for developing websites for small businesses.

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