Owo Soup originates from Southern Nigeria, specifically Delta State. It is a beloved dish in majorly Urhobo culture, often prepared for special occasions, celebrations, and family gatherings. Some ethnic groups and tribes adds their unique twist to Owo Soup dish, resulting in a wide array of variations, but the core ingredients remain the same. Isoko, Urhobo, and Isoko tribes share that Owo soup is typically made by incorporating various carbohydrate sources like sifted garri, edible starch, or yam, without including tomatoes. In this blog with Tiger Kitchen, we will dive into the world of Delta's Owo Soup and share a delightful recipe for you to recreate this culinary masterpiece in your own kitchen.
3 cooking spoons Palm Oil
1kg Cow meat
1kg Dried Fish (Deboned)
1kg Bush Meat (Dried Porcupine)
3 tablespoons of ground Crayfish
1 tablespoon dried Pepper
2 tablespoon Potash (Akawu)
Larsor Beef Seasoning
Salt (to taste)
1 Cup Garri (Preferably Yellow Garri)
Begin by washing the assorted meat thoroughly, then place it in a clean pot. Add Larsor Beef Seasoning and salt to the meat, and cook it until it becomes tender.
While the meat is cooking, pound the potash (akawu) and dissolve in water. In a separate bowl, soak your Garri in water and let it rise while you leave it aside too. Set these mixtures aside.
In a separate container, pour the palm oil, and gradually add the potash water to the palm oil while stirring constantly. Keep stirring until the palm oil becomes yellow and thickens.
Add the crayfish and pepper into the pot with the cooking meat, and allow it to boil before introducing the palm oil mixture and the garri.
Now, add the already washed and deboned fish into the pot. Cook for an additional 10 minutes or more without covering the pot.
Finally, slowly add the soaked Garri into the pot while stirring thoroughly. Be sure to stir continuously to prevent lumps from forming. Continue stirring until the soup thickens. Cook for a few more minutes, and then remove it from the heat.
Your Delta Owo Soup is now ready to be served.
You can serve Delta Owo Soup with a side of swallow, such as eba, pounded yam, or fufu.
In conclusion, Delta Owo Soup is a unique combination of flavours and ingredients. It is a must-try for anyone who loves to explore good food. So, gather your ingredients, follow our step-by-step instructions, and try out this delicious and hearty soup. Share this recipe with friends and family. Delta Owo Soup is sure to leave a lasting impression.
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