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Pepper soup

Pepper soup

The Nigerian Pepper soup is a popular recipe. It is such a versatile recipe as it can be prepared with different types of meat and fish. Thus there is the Chicken Pepper Soup, Catfish pepper soup, goat meat pepper soup, Cow Foot Pepper Soup, and the Assorted Beef Pepper Soup. I’m a big fan of chicken pepper soup. The Nigerian pepper soup; be it with chicken or with assorted meats is a huge Nigerian staple. It is a huge appetizer at Nigerian parties. There is no Nigerian party without pepper soup. People usually go to exclusive bars or restaurants to eat Pepper Soup, but when one is under the weather, the last thing you want to do is leave your house. I suspect some of you might be needing this recipe in the coming weeks.

Ingredients for Pepper Soup:
• 1kg Chicken or Assorted Beef
• 4 Ehu seeds/ Nutmeg
• Chilli Pepper ( to taste)
• 2 teaspoons crushed dry uzza (optional)
• 2 medium onions
• Salt (to taste)
• 3 Maggi stock cubes
• Crayfish
• 1 teaspoon of thyme
• 3 Garlic glovers

Read also: Chicken Noodles Stir Fry

Cooking time: 40 minutes
1. Wash the chicken in water and 2 tbsp of vinegar to remove the rawness.
2. Remove the skin from the chicken and clean the insides
3. Chop the pieces of meat into halves
4. Place the chicken into a pot big enough to make your soup.
5. Fill 3/4 of the pot with water
6. Place the pot on the stove to boil at a low flame
7. Check the pot after 30 minutes. You will notice oil being released from the chicken
8. Begin to add your spices i.e. powdered pepper, grounded crayfish, pepper soup seasoning, and Maggi cubes
9. Stir the pot gently
10. After washing, dice the large onion, scallion and thyme it to thin pieces. Add them to the pot and stir again
11. Add a pinch of salt then do a taste test, remember to adjust Maggi seasonings and spices and amounts according to your liking
12. Finally, add your scent leaves then leave to boil
13. After another 15-30 minutes, your Nigerian Chicken Pepper is ready to serve

I have to say that this soup really does have medicinal benefits as I started to feel better as soon as I had it. The spices hit the right spot and i truly believe this soup has ingredients that unlock cold symptoms.