Eba with Ila Asepo (Okra Soup)


  • ¼ lb beef shaki
  • 1 tsp crayfish
  • ½ lb stockfish
  • 2 -3 okra
  • 2 tbsp palm oil
  • 1 tsp stock
  • Water
  • ½ scotch bonnet
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 cup white gari
  • All-Purpose seasoning to taste


Ila Asepo

Add beef to a small pot and bring to a boil.

Add all-purpose seasoning to taste and reduce to medium heat.

Add stockfish, crayfish and half a scotch bonnet.

Sprinkle ground pepper for added taste.

Pour 2 tablespoons of palm oil into pot and sir.

Cook for 20 minutes.

Finely chop 2 to 3 pieces of okra and add to pot.

Check to see how much water is left in the pot.

If it seems dry, add ¼ cup more water.

Mix and cook for another 10 minutes.


Bring a pot of 2 cups of water to a boil.

When water begins boiling, slowly sprinkle in the gari in a circular motion.

After 2-3 minutes, stir the gari with a wooden spatula thoroughly until smooth.

There should be no lumps visible.

Serve with Ila Asepo.


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