Monday, 14 April 2014

Nigerian Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soup is a very healthy and nutritious soup. It was popularised by the people from Calabar State, Nigeria. It is actually one of their main traditional dish and it is called the 'Edikaikong Soup' it is extremely rich and can be eaten with almost everything, be it our local combinations like Eba, Fufu, Amala, Semovita, Semolina, Pounded Yam, e.t.c or Rice, Yam, Plantain, you name it!!!
Everyone seem to have added a twist to how to make it but here is how i make mine and its always a blast! wink

  • Ugu Leaves/Pumpkin Leaf - chopped into small bits
  • Waterleaf /Spinach Leave - chopped into small bits
  • meat (any meat will be perfect be it Assorted meat, goat meat, cow leg, turkey, chicken, lamb, e.t.c)
  • stock fish - socked in hot water until ready to use
  • periwinkle
  • palm oil
  • pomo (cow skin) - cut into very tiny sizes
  • crayfish - grind
  • smoked fish - deboned 
  • salt
  • pepper
  • seasoning

Lets Cook...
1. Season your meat very well with onions, ginger, garlic, salt, pepper and seasoning. Add water enough to cook the meat (make sure you don't add too much water because the soup isn't suppose to be watering). Put on heat and Boil until the meat is soft enough to your preference.
2. When the meat is about to be ready add the pomo and the stock fish.
3. Check the meat and make sure it is soft enough for you. Make sure there is no water left in the pot if there is you can drain it out before the next step.
4. Add the Palm Oil to the meat. Wash the leaves very very well to avoid having sand in it, put in different bowls. When it starts to boil, Add the waterleaf, smoked fish, cray fish, periwinkle and pepper. Cover and allow to steam for about 4minutes.
5. Add the Ugu/Pumpkin, stir and allow to steam for about 4 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning.
6. And it is ready to be munched alone or with anything you feel like, be the Pounded Yam, Fufu, Eba, e.t.c or Rice, Yam, Plantain, e.t.c.

Vegetable Soup

I served mine with Rice...Yum

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