A flavoursome Nigerian catfish peppersoup. Peppersoup is a popular Nigerian delicacy, and also a prominent West African soup that is prepared using various meats, chili peppers and local ingredients to give native flavours. Let this Nigerian catfish peppersoup step-by-step recipe transport you to Nigeria. It’s a healthy fish dish packed with flavours so is sure to impress.
- Fresh catfish (or white fish of your preference)
- Nutmeg seeds
- Habanero Pepper/Hot pepper (to taste)
- Fresh mint leaves (bay leaf, basil chopped)
- 1 fresh tomato
- Large onion, sliced
- Minced ginger and garlic
- All-purpose seasoning
- Bouillon cubes (Maggi or Knorr)
- Salt to taste
- 2 big stock cubes
Tip: feel free to use local spices of your choice, if desired.
- Get the fish ready; wash and clean fish with salt and warm water to get all the slime out. Cut into sizable chunks and put in a cooking pot.
- Pour water just cover the fish, add seasoning cubes and bring to the boil.
- Roughly blend tomato, pepper with some of the onion, add ginger and garlic.
- Once it starts to boil add the blended ingredients, onion, and the mint leaves and continue cooking.
- Add salt, adjust seasonings to taste, thickness of soup with water and spices. Remove bay leaf.
- Serve hot with plain rice, boiled plantains, boiled white or boiled yam. It can be eaten alone with your favourite drink (alcohol or nonalcoholic).
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