There are different types of pepper soup such as; Goat meat pepper soup with assorted beef, chicken pepper soup, Cow Head, leg or tail pepper soup, fish pepper soup, the list goes on and on depending on the type of meat or fish used. Now this Hot & Spicy delicacy is one enjoyed by most people as an appetizer. Some occasions and gatherings are not complete without this savory dish. It’s really popular especially in bars and restaurants were people go to hang out. For this particular recipe, I enjoyed mine with Agidi (Nigeria’s jello like meal)…..Yummy!
Nigerian Cow meat pepper soup recipe:::
•Prep time: 30 mins
•Cook time: About an Hour
•Misc: Serve Hot
•Meal Type: Appetizer, Main course
•Side dish: Agidi (Eko)
Step 1: Before using the calabash nutmeg, you’d need to roast it either in an open flame or on a frying pan (preferably old). This enables you peel the skin off easily while Activating the aromatic compounds of the nutmeg.
Directions: Place the nutmeg on the open gas burner or an old frying pan and heat up. Stir constantly till you start to perceive the aroma. To know if the ehu is ready, try peeling off the outer skin. If it comes of easily, then it is ready. Peel off the skin and set aside
Preparation of the Assorted meat pepper soup
Step 1: Wash the red onion and scotch bonnet. Place in a blender and puree till smooth.
Step 2: Before you cook, Make sure you wash the Assorted meat thoroughly especially the sharki, pomo and roundabout. For the intestines, Turn inside out and remove the saturated fats there. For the pomo, Scrape the inner part and back with a knife. Wash thoroughly and place the meat in a medium sized pot.
Step 3: Add the blended Onion and Scotch bonnet or Powdered chili, Curry powder, Seasoning cubes (Crushed) and salt to taste and water just enough to cover the meat in the pot. Cook on medium heat for about 35-40 minutes till soft.
Step 4: By now, the liquid in the pot would be reduced and concentrated. Add a little more water, Ground crayfish and 2 tbsp. pepper soup spice. Check for salt and seasoning, then leave to cook for another 10mins.
Step 5: Add the Scent leaves ; leave to simmer for 5mins