Afang soup recipe
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5 from 6 votes

Afang Soup Recipe

Afang soup is good for men, women and especially recommended for women during pregnancy. This soup has since topped the list of my favorite Nigeria soups. I think you are going to love it the moment you try it.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Nigerian soup
Keyword: Afang soup, Efik soup
Servings: 12 People
Calories: 420kcal
Author: Chy Anegbu
Cost: 5000 Naira



  • 15 cups Sliced fresh waterleaves
  • 1/2 cup of ground crayfish
  • 3 cups Ground fresh Ukazi leaves
  • 3 cubes of knorr sweetener
  • 1 stockfish head medium size
  • 2 medium-sized dried or roasted fish
  • 1.5 cups of palm oil
  • 1 cup of Periwinkles optional
  • Snails optional
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 6 Red fresh pepper
  • 2 KG Assorted meat


  • Grind the ukazi leaves, it acts as the thickener for this soup.
  • Season the meat with a half cup of sliced onions, salt, two seasoning cubes and other spice of choice)
  • Slice the water leaves and set aside in a sieve so excess water will drain away.
  • Wash the stockfish, dried fish and add them to the cooking meat, let them cook till they are soft and the pot is almost dry.
  • Add the palm oil, crayfish and stir all together. Add one seasoning cube, ground pepper, snails and salt to taste, allow cooking for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the water-leaves; allow to simmer for 6 minutes while you stir continuously.
  • Add the ground ukazi leaves. Stir all together, cover the pot and allow another 5 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes.
  • and you are done with a delicious afang soup.
  • Serve with eba, fufu or pounded yam