Pepper soup is a light, watery texture Nigerian soup prepared using various kinds of meats, chili peppers and nutmeg as primary ingredients. Speaking of meats, we have different kinds of Meat pepper soup in Nigeria, the most popular being
the goat meat pepper soup. Other kinds of meat pepper soup include; the assorted cow meat pepper soup (which includes shaki, pkomo, fresh meat, intestine, liver and kidney), the cow tail pepper soup, not forgetting the catfish pepper soup and several others.
Pepper soup is the one ‘soup’ people long for when there’s strong cold. It is also known to relief people that are down with flu, people recovering from malaria and so on. Pepper soup could go well with Pounded Yam, Meat, Fish, Agidi, White Rice or Boiled Yam.
There’s nothing more soothing than a hot, spicy bowl of pepper soup for lunch or dinner in the rainy season. On this post, we will focus on how to cook/make/prepare Goat Meat Pepper Soup.
The ingredients you’ll need are:
1) Goat’s offals 1kg
2) Crayfish 30g
3) Pepper soup spice mix 40g
4) Dry chillies 30g or (use as desired)
5) 4scotch bonnets (atatrodo)
6) Seasoning 10g
7) Sprigs of mint leaves (scent leaf)
8) Garlic and onion paste
9) Salt 2g
1) Wash and prepare all the ingredients.
2) In a clean pot, add the goat’s offal. I usually add a few goat meats along, just to add more depth of flavour.
3) Now add the garlic and onion paste, all of the seasoning and salt, then stir and allow to par-boil for 5 minutes. Mix this well so that the spices are well infused into the meat.
4) Add 3 cups of water or just enough water to cook the meat and still leave some for the soup.
Cooks tip: every meat releases its own juices, its best to parboil the meat first without water, that way you can gauge how much more to add in.
5) At this point, add in the crayfish, dried chilies and pepper soup spices. This adds an amazing aromatic note to the soup. Leave this to simmer for another 25 minutes.
6) Now add the crowning glory of chopped scotch bonnets and mint leaves. Give it a minute and set it down. Your glorious pot of delicious goodness is ready to go!
There you have it! Be sure to let us know how it turned out. We would love to read from you.