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pepper soup

Pepper Soup

The Nigerian Pepper soup is a
popular Nigerian soup recipe. It is
such a versatile recipe as it can
be prepared with different types
of meat and fish. Thus there is
the Chicken Pepper Soup, the Cat
Fish Pepper Soup (popularly
known as Point and Kill), the Goat
Meat Pepper Soup, the Cow Leg
Pepper Soup and the Assorted
Beef Pepper Soup.
People usually go to exclusive
bars or restaurants to eat the
Pepper Soup. This is because this
Nigerian food recipe is believed
to be prepared with 'secret'
ingredients that only the
restaurant Madams know about.
Yes, the Pepper Soup ingredient
which gives this recipe its unique
aroma and taste, is truly the
best kept secret. But our job
here at All Nigerian Food Recipes
is to expose all Nigerian food
recipes and cooking secrets so
that you can prepare them right
inside your own kitchen
whenever you want to.
Ingredients for Pepper Soup
Cat Fish | Chicken | Goat Meat
| Cow Leg | Assorted Beef - 1
Ehu –- 4 seeds
Chilli Pepper –(to taste)
Dry Uziza –- 2 teaspoons
Onions –- 2 medium bulbs
Crayfish - 2 tablespoons of
ground Crayfish
Salt -– to taste
Seasoning – 3 Maggi / Knorr
cubes & 1 teaspoon of
Before you cook the Nigerian
Pepper Soup
1. To prepare Cat Fish Pepper
Soup, wash and cut the
cat fish into 1-inch thick
slices. Boil some hot water
and pour on the pieces of
fish to firm them up. This
toughens the skin of the
fish so that it does not fall
apart during cooking.
2. If preparing Chicken
pepper Soup, it is
preferable to use whole
chicken instead of
drumsticks. The different
parts of the chicken will
bring variety to the pepper
soup. So wash and cut up
the whole chicken and set
3. If you want to prepare
Assorted Beef Pepper
Soup then you should buy
different parts of beef -
best cut, offal (shaki,
round-about, liver and
kidney). Wash the offal
thoroughly especially the
round-about which should
be turned inside out during
the washing. Cut these into
medium pieces, just big
enough to be chewed in
one go.
4. For Goat Meat Pepper Soup
and Cow Leg Pepper Soup,
just wash and cut the goat
meat or cow leg into
medium pieces. In this
case also, make the pieces
just big enough that it can
be chewed in one go.
5. Now it is time to prepare
the 'secret' ingredient.
Using an old frying pan,
roast the Ehu seeds
(stirring constantly) till you
can smell it. Don't worry
you will know when it is OK
to take it off because it
has a distinctive aroma.
Another way to know that
it is OK is to take one of
the seeds and try to
remove the outer
membrane. If the
membrane comes off
easily, then the Ehu is
6. Peel off the membrane
from all the Ehu seeds and
grind with a dry mill.
7. Cut the onions into tiny
8. Rub the dry uziza with
your fingers to break
them into tiny pieces.
Cooking Directions
1. This cooking direction
describes Chicken Pepper
Soup. To prepare Cat Fish
Pepper Soup, Goat Meat
Pepper Soup, Cow Leg
Pepper Soup or Assorted
Beef Pepper Soup just
substitute chicken with
cat fish, goat meat, cow
leg or beef and offal
2. Place the pieces of chicken
in a pot and pour enough
water to cover the
contents of the pot. Add
the stock cubes, thyme
and onions and cook till
Note: When cooking
Assorted Beef
Pepper Soup, you
should cook the
shaki for sometime
before adding the
other beef parts.
Shaki is tough and
will take longer to
cook than the other
beef parts.
Cow leg is a tough
meat part so when
cooking Cow Leg
Pepper Soup, you
should use a
pressure cooker if
you have one. This
will save you some
gas or electricity.
3. By now, you will notice that
some of the water has
dried. Add more water to
bring it to the level of the
contents of the pot.
4. Add the ground Ehu,
crayfish, dry uziza, chilli
pepper and salt to taste.
Ehu has some spicy taste
so you should add chilli
pepper with care. Even
though it is called pepper
soup, you still want to be
able to taste and enjoy the
recipe itself. Too much
chilli pepper will ruin it for
5. Cover the pot and leave to
cook for 10 minutes on
medium heat. The pepper
soup is ready.
6. Pepper Soup should always
be served hot. It can be
eaten alone with a chilled
drink by the side. You can
also eat it withAgidi,
White Rice or Boiled Yam.

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