Peppersoup is one of the most delicious Nigerian foods. I want to talk about the assorted meat recipe and a couple of other recipes that I know how to prepare. You will learn about the ingredients/spices used for pepper soup also.
We have different recipes in Nigeria that are made with different kind of meat and fishes. The most popular is goat meat recipe followed by the assorted cow/goat meat recipe (which includes shaki [cow tripe], pkomo, fresh meat, intestine, liver and kidney), also we have the cow tail peppersoup, catfish pepper soup which is fondly called ‘point and kill’.
Here is how I Make Nigerian peppersoup with assorted cow meat. I have used the phrase ‘Assorted cow meat’ on several parts of this site. If you don’t understand what I mean, here is an explanation. – Assorted cow meat in Nigerian is simply different parts of a cow, it includes the cow flesh (beef) cow tripe, liver, kidney, intestine etc.
I used all of that to prepare the plate of peppersoup above as you will also see in the video at the bottom of this page.
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Here are the ingredients I used as well as the images of “ehu” and Uziza seeds” for easy identification, click to view.
1 kg of assorted meat (goat or cow)
3 Seeds of Ehu
Scent leaves (a handful)
Ground Uziza seeds – 1 teaspoon
Sliced Utazi Leaves (optional)(to taste)
2 stock cubes
4 Spoons of ground crayfish (optional)
Half cup of onions
Salt and pepper to taste
Beef seasoning – 1 teaspoon
2 garlic cloves
half finger of ginger.
paprika – teaspoon.
The glass plate contains a seasoning cube and paprika powder. I like my pepper soup a little red, hence the paprika powder.
Assorted assorted goat meat in the other plate, Utazi leaves, pepper, ehu seeds
clean the ginger and garlic, pound or blend together.
NOTE: Uziza seeds are very pepperish, be sure to taste before adding more (ordinary) pepper.
The seed of ehu is one of the most relevant pepper soup ingredients just go ahead and break away the outer shell, then go ahead and blend/pound together with the uziza seeds and crayfish
Slice the onions and utazi leaves and set aside in a plate.
If you are preparing pepper soup with assorted goat meat you may want to wash the meat properly with water and start cooking with some simple ingredient. (A cube of maggi, teaspoon of beef seasoning, a pinch of salt and half cup of sliced onions).
Cook the meats for just 10 minutes then add about 3 cups of water and cook for 30-50 minutes until the meat becomes tender and easy to chew. You can add another cup of water.
Add the peppersoup spice, the ground ehu, uziza, crayfish and remaining onions.
Add the Paprika – a teaspoon. Paprika is a spice made from dried fruit of a specie of pepper called sweet pepper or bell pepper, It makes my pepper soup somewhat reddish.
Add the sliced utazi, salt and (ordinary) pepper to taste. Allow to boil for another five to ten minutes and you just made a delicious Goat meat peppersoup, One of Nigeria’s most popular evening meals.
You can serve alone with a chilled bottle of your favorite drink. Although, I enjoy it better with boiled white rice or yam.
Here is the video for making goat meat peppersoup, you will learn so much by seeing the video if you are browsing this site from a pc or a mobile device that supports YouTube videos. You will also learn about all the ingredients used in making this delicious meal.
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