Okra Soup Recipe from the Kitchen of Kita Bryant

"Cooking this now for my family makes it feel as if my mom is always right there eating with us."
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Okra Soup Recipe from the Kitchen of Kita Bryant

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I knew that my mom was dying of cancer and I needed to get as many recipes as I could get from her. She was so sick though that I couldn't ask her for many but this was one that I had to have so she and I cooked it together before she passed away. Cooking this now for my family makes it feel as if my mom is always right there eating with us. 

I think it's important to continue to pass things down from generation to generation because it keeps all of our grandparents and great grand parents as a part of our lives. 

About Kita: Geechie girl living in GA. Living life unfiltered as a widow, mom, foodie, and traveler. You can find her at ItsReallyKita.com and Instagram @itsreallykita.

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OKRA SOUP RECIPE

  • 1 1/2 pounds oxtail
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, plus more if needed
  • 2 cups chopped yellow onion (about 2 medium)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can of tomato paste (the small can)
  • 1 pound okra, trimmed and cut (frozen is fine also just thaw out first)

INSTRUCTIONS

I like to cook my okra in some oil first to get some of the slime off of it. I also boil my oxtails first then add it to the Okra soup. 

In a medium pot saute the onions then add in the okra, crushed tomatoes, and tomato paste. I also add in a sprinkle of sugar and about a cup of water but that is optional. 

Season with paprika, salt, pepper, garlic powder, season salt. 

Let the soup simmer gently then add in the oxtail let it cook on low for about an hour or as I like to say "until the oxtail is falling off the bone." 

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