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Seafood Okra

This Seafood Okra recipe is a delightful West African dish of fried okra and seafood, spiced with rich, irresistible flavors that will hook you in from the first bite!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: African
Keyword: seafood okra, seafood okro
Servings: 4
Calories: 312kcal



Prepare seafood

  • Boil some water for the clams.
  • Gently wash codfish, shrimp, and clams.
  • Pat dry fish and shrimps.
  • Add a little oil to a wide pan on medium heat and set your shrimps on one side and codfish on the other.
  • Sprinkle salt and black pepper.
  • Stir fry for 5 - 10 minutes, flipping the fish gently halfway through.
  • Set aside when done.
  • Add clams in boiling water.
  • After a few minutes, they will begin to pop open.
  • Shake the pot to make sure all of them open up.
  • Drain and set aside.

Prepare the seafood okra

  • Wash and chop off the stem end of the okra.
  • Chop or coarsely blend it using a food processor.
  • Chop the bell pepper and onions.
  • Add some olive oil to a wide skillet and pour in the chopped onions and bell pepper.
  • Stir fry for about 5 minutes.
  • Add in the okra, bouillon powder, cayenne pepper, ground crayfish, and black pepper.
  • Check for salt and add more if you need to.
  • Give it one big stir and add in the shrimps, codfish, and clams and stir.
  • Let it cook for about 5 minutes, then turn off the heat and leave covered till you're ready to serve.
  • Enjoy your seafood okra!


This recipe contains 6 net carbs and serves 4.
  • To make the process as short as possible, you can buy a seafood mix from your local grocery store.
  • For a more traditional flavor, substitute olive oil with palm oil.
  • The ground crayfish spice is optional but it gives a great umami flavor to the dish.


Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 170mg | Sodium: 659mg | Potassium: 558mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1423IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 2mg