Owo Soup

Owo Soup

This is a native Urhobo recipe you are sure to enjoy and would ask for more servings! It is made with a mix of blended tomatoes & pepper. It is best enjoyed with boiled yam or unripe plantain.

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  • Goat meat or assorted meat
  • Palm Oil
  • Knorr cubes
  • Potash
  • Tomatoes
  • Habanero pepper - ata rodo
  • Smoked Fish

Preparation Method

  • Boil and season your meat. Once they have sufficiently cooked with some stock left, add your blended tomatoes and pepper.
  • Add the crayfish and smoked fish.
  • Bring the contents of the pot to a gentle simmer.
  • Dissolve potash about the size of half - 3 quarters of a Knorr cube in water and add to the pot and bring to the boil. The presence of the tomatoes, will mean it wouldn't bubble up as much.
  • Leave it to cook and in a few minutes, you will notice that the addition of the potash has caused the prior watery stock to thicken a little. Take it off the heat and let it cool down a little.
  • Stir in Palm oil into the pot. The soup will thicken and the colour will change to a pale shade of yellowish orange
  • Serve with green plantain (boiled or grilled) or boiled yam