Pepper soup recipe
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Pepper Soup Recipe | Best Spices and Ingredients

You could make assorted meat pepper soup using this recipe.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Nigerian Cuisine
Keyword: how to make, Nigerian Foods, Pepper soup recipe
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 529kcal
Author: Chy Anegbu
Cost: 4000 Naira



  • 1 kg assorted meat goat or cow
  • 3 Seeds of Ehu
  • Scent leaves a handful
  • Sliced Utazi Leaves optional(to taste)
  • 2 stock cubes
  • 3 Tablespoons of ground crayfish optional
  • 1 Cup Sliced onions
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Beef seasoning spice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Half-finger of ginger.
  • Half teaspoon lion Peppersoup spice.
  • Teaspoon Paprika


  • Pound or blend the ginger and garlic together.
  • NOTE: Uziza seeds are very pepperish, be sure to taste before adding scotch bonnet. Use pepper at your discretion.
  • De-shell the calabash nutmeg (Ehu) then go ahead and blend/pound together with the uziza seeds and half cup of crayfish
  • Slice the onions and utazi leaves and set aside in a plate.
  • Wash the meat and season with a teaspoon of beef seasoning, a teaspoon of salt, half cup of sliced onions and 1 seasoning cube).
  • Once the meat boils for 10 minutes add 3 cups of water to it and cook till it becomes tender and chewable.
  • Add the pepper soup spice, the ground ehu, uziza, crayfish, and remaining onions.
  • Add a teaspoon of Paprika and allow it to boil for 3 minutes.
  • Add the sliced utazi, salt and (ordinary) pepper to taste. Allow to boil for another 5-10 minutes and you just made a delicious pot of pepper soup, One of Nigeria’s most popular evening meals.
  • pot of peppersoup
  • You can serve pepper soup with white boiled rice or yam.
  • You can also serve as a side dish
  • This video highlights all the ingredients used in making pepper soup and shows you how it is made.