Caruru (Bahian Okra Stew)

Caruru (Bahian Okra Stew)

Caruru (Bahian Okra Stew)

2 lb. fresh Okra

1 C. dried, smoked Shrimp

1 Yellow Onion, quartered

4 C. Water

2 T. Dendê Oil (palm oil)

Salt to taste


Finely chop the okra into small pieces.  In a food processor, blend the dried shrimp, yellow onion, and water until smooth. Transfer the blended mixture to a saucepan and cook over medium heat until boiling.  Add the okra and dendê oil and continue cooking until the okra is cooked through and reduced, about 30 minutes. Season with salt to taste.

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