Dad’s Okra Soup

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on April 13, 2016.
Recipe compliments of Glenn Santos, Hawaiian Telcom (Kauai).

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Ingredients:

Dads Okra Soup

  • 8 ounces bacon, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (10 ounce) package Portuguese sausage, cubed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 5-7 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules (about 6 bouillon cubes)
  • 2 (10.75 ounce) cans tomato soup
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 large potato, cubed
  • 1 pound shrimp, cleaned and deveined
  • 1 skinless chicken breast (seasoned as desired and browned in skillet)
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 (16 ounce) package or fresh okra, chopped
  • Macaroni, cooked (optional)
  • Ground pepper to taste

Directions:

In a large saute pan, brown bacon and garlic; add sausage and onion. Drain and discard excess oil. Add water, bouillon, tomato sauce and tomato soup. Simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add potatoes; cook for 1 minute or until tender. Add shrimp, chicken, celery and okra; season with pepper. Simmer for 10 more minutes. Add optional macaroni and serve. Makes 8 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (not including macaroni):
360 calories, 16 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 140 mg cholesterol, greater than 1800 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 11 g sugar, 26 g protein

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