When the weather is cold, and we are at home trying to keep it warm and cosy, then your tummy starts rumbling, demanding food, what usually comes to mind? Is it a Hot Tea/Coffee, a steaming plate of spicy jollof rice or a large bowl of fresh fish pepper soup? Today we decided to prepare fish Peppersoup for the cold weather. Fish pepper soup is one of the easiest and fastest meals to cook among different Nigerian pepper soups; also it is very easy to mess up if not prepared with care. This dish demands concentration, good timing and attention. Fish, being delicate doesn’t need prolonged cooking, so you will need to get enough flavour into it in the shortest possible time. If not handled with care, it will break up. You don’t want that.
Fish pepper soup is a warm and soothing soup enjoy by all Nigerians. It’s simple, spicy, and flavourful. But don’t let its simplicity fool you; this soup packs a powerful and complex flavour that will hook you in from the first sip. It is quite spicy but very soothing.
Let’s quickly head to Tiger Kitchen to make this spicy and mouth-watering meal.
1 medium-sized Catfish/Tilapia
Tiger Basil leaves
Tiger Ehuru Powder
Utazi leaves very little
Larsor Peppersoup Seasoning
Larsor Fish Seasoning
Yam or Plantain (Optional)
1/2 cup of ground Crayfish
Tiger Chilli Pepper Powder
Salt to taste
Slice the Utazi leaves and set aside in bowls.
As always, we start by washing the fish. Pour almost boiled water over the Fish and wash to remove the slimy outer skin.
Carefully transfer the washed catfish into the cooking pot.
Add 3 cups of water 700ml, slices of yam or plantain, half teaspoon of salt, followed by Larsor Pepper Soup Seasoning, Larsor Fish seasoning, Tiger Ehuru Powder, ground Crayfish, and add Tiger Chilli pepper powder as much as you want it.
Bring to boil for 7 minutes then add the Utazi leaves and Tiger Basil Leaves, allow to cook for 3 minutes and your sumptuous Fish Peppersoup is ready!
We are in the rainy season, and having a hot plate of Fish Pepper soup is exactly what we need to stay warm. What other meal do you heartily enjoy during the cold weather? We would love to know. We await your feedback.
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