The Ogbono soup is a popular Nigerian dish often served in African restaurants. It is simple to prepare and requires no cooking experience. Children under ten need adult supervision.
Servings: 8-10. Prep. Time: 15-20 minutes. Cooking Time: 70-80 minutes. Total Cooking Time: 85-100 minutes.
What you need
- 85-100 minutes.
- I pound of chicken breast or 6 legs (mushroom for vegans and vegetarians),
- 1 pound of fish,
- 1 pound of beef,
- 1 cup of grounded crayfish,
- 2 cups of grounded Ogbono seeds (available in African stores or online).
- 2 pounds of cut stockfish or cow skin,
- ½ Cup of chopped spinach,
- ¼ Cup of chopped onions and pepper,
- Mushrooms for vegans and vegetarians,
- Salt to taste,
- 2 tablespoons of palm oil,
- ¼ teaspoons of chopped thyme leaves,
- Knorr powder.
- Wash, dry, cut, and season all the meats and fish,
- Cut or chop vegetables,
- Set them aside.
- Use a large-sized pot,
- Add the seasoned meats, chopped pepper and onions,
- Add water almost on top of the pot,
- Cover the pot and cook for about 40 minutes,
- Add one ½ cups of water, cut fish, and stir for a few seconds,
- Cook for about 20 minutes (the water is almost dry).
- Off the stove,
- Add about 2 cups of water,
- Add grounded Ogbono seed, crayfish, knorr powder, and palm oil,
- Stir for a minute,
- Cook for about 15 minutes,
- Add salt to taste and slow cook for about 4 minutes
- Add chopped spinach (optional),
- Stir for a few seconds and cook for about a minute.
Your meal is ready (see the photo below). Serve with fofo, pounded yam, or mashed potato.
Ogbono soup is a popular Nigerian dish that takes time to make. It requires no cooking experience. Remember, cooking skill gets better as people do it often. If you choose not to cook, hire a personal chef to prepare your meal. Check Google for your local personal chef.
Are you a vegan or vegetarian? If yes, substitute chicken with mushroom.
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