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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Peppersoup from scratch

INGREDIENTS
  1. Freshly boiled and seasoned Meat/Chicken/Fish depending on what you are making.
  2. Pepper soup seeds - (2) Big ones you crack open, (1) garlic-ike seed and (2) long black thin ginger-spice with seeds inside (will try and get pictures).
  3. Meat/chicken/fish water (from the boiled meat).
  4. 1 Tomato (optional).
  5. 1/2 Onion (optional).
  6. Pepper (ata rodo) or ground pepper.
  7. Pepper soup seasoning/any seasoning cubes.
- Pour some or all of the meat water (depending on your desired quantity) into a blender and crack open the two big pepper soup seeds and add to the water. Also add the garlic-like seed. Make sure the blender is filled up to a point where you know it wont spill whilst blending.
- Blend these together (you will be able to tell the seeds have blended because the water turns creamy whit).
- Sieve this blended meat water on to your meat (this is sieved so that the bits and peels of the seeds are seperated from the actual mix) in a pot.
- Cook this until you can tell it is cooked and in the process add the seeds in the two long black spices into the pot while the soup is cooking. (These long spices are usually hard to crack so it is advisable to soak them in hot water to soften and crack them open with a wooden spoon to get the tiny black seeds out).
- Add some pepper and crayfish to your taste.
- Also add your peppersoup cubes or seasoning cubes and let it cook till you get a good flavour.

NOTE - all the seeds are required in order to get the right taste. You can also use ready-made pepper soup powder as an alternative. Another alternative is the stew-y peppersoup where you will need pepper, tomatoes and onions. These are blended and added into the pot at first as though you were cooking stew and then the above step by step procedure is also followed. You add your meat water to the blended tomatoes/pepper to make your peppersoup.
One's discretion is used in determining the ratio of pepper/tomatoes to meat water.

To email me your recipe or for any questions or comments, please email aramide (at) gmail (dot) com

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Blogger Olowo said ... (6:44 AM) : 

The biggest hurdle is where to get the peppersoup spices. I have to ask mumsi to send me some. Good job mona.

 

Blogger LondonBuki said ... (2:03 AM) : 

Peppersoup Seeds? Haven't heard of those before! Please can you find the pics, I'm sure if I see what they look like I can find them in this London.

 

Blogger Mona said ... (10:40 AM) : 

Okay I will soonish! You can either email me ur recipes guys or get going :)

 

Blogger Biodun said ... (2:39 PM) : 

@ mona,good job, recipe is on point, I love goat meat pepper soap,
@ Olowo u can find them @ african stores,
Everyone, I need a main course suggestion, I am hosting a few friends friday evening n frankly I dont know what 2 make, I dont want 2 make jollof, fried or coconut rice either, any suggestions will b appreciated, thanks in advance

 

Blogger Mona said ... (3:59 AM) : 

What kind of meal are you going for? Heavy, light, african or not?

 

Blogger Biodun said ... (11:47 AM) : 

@ Mona, could b african n heavy too, I am very flexible on that, am just stuck as 2 what 2 make

 

Blogger Mona said ... (1:44 PM) : 

maybe go along with the whole fish i.e. giant tilapia garnished with peppers with plantain and tiny sticky rice on the side...the main dish being fish.... I could put up a recipe on how to do that xx

 

Blogger Biodun said ... (8:16 PM) : 

thanks mona, sounds like a good idea, can you post d recipe please, thank you so much...sounds delicious too!!

 

Blogger Mona said ... (5:09 AM) : 

hmmm oops guess i missed ur reply....wat did u end up making? ill still post the recipe sha

 

Blogger Biodun said ... (7:58 AM) : 

@ Mona, I ended up grilling catfish, felt Tilapia was too bony n I did fry plaintain with pepper but I decided on making angel hair pasta instead of the rice, thanks for the suggestion, I still need d fish recipe though

 

Blogger LondonBuki said ... (8:23 AM) : 

@Biodun Angel Hair Pasta? What's that please?

 

Blogger Biodun said ... (2:39 PM) : 

@ Buki its a type of Pasta they sell here, its really thin, thinner than noodles n really nice too, they should have it grocery stores in the UK too

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:55 PM) : 

When you guys say peppersoup seeds, is this what you are talking about

click to see

 

Blogger Mona said ... (9:29 AM) : 

Hiya no those are not the seeds, well done though...ive taken the pics of the seeds..will put up in a minute :o)

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:48 PM) : 

will we see the pictures?

 

Blogger Mona said ... (11:55 AM) : 

HAHAHAHA sorry y'all must think i'm effed. I'm putting em up next xxx

 

Blogger Lee said ... (9:53 PM) : 

"giant tilapia garnished with peppers with plantain and tiny sticky rice on the side...the main dish being fish.... "

Please Mona, can you put up this recipe. pleaseeee.. sounds like something I might like..Thanks..

 

Blogger Mona said ... (10:35 AM) : 

okay i will definitely do that btwn today and tomoz xxx

 

Anonymous shofil said ... (7:20 PM) : 

thanks mona for the peppersoup recipe,i needed to make the peppersoup urgently and your recipe was all i followed and it turned out nice.thanks so much cos i didnt know hw to start at first.thanks a lot

 

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