TRIED BY AUSTIN BRIGGS Since it is recession and Iya Sikira is charging us more, here is how to make your own CatFish Pepper Soup from the scratch.
Since it is recession and Iya Sikira is charging us more, here is how to make yours from home.
500g Cat Fish
4 Ehu or Ariwo or Calabash Nutmeg seeds
Habanero Pepper or chilli pepper (to taste)
A few scent leaves
2 medium onions
Salt (to taste)
2 big stock cubes
To prepare Cat Fish Pepper Soup, wash and cut the cat fish into 1-inch thick slices. Boil some hot water and pour on the pieces of fish, stir and remove immediately. This toughens the skin of the fish so that it does not fall apart during cooking. roast ehu for pepper soup
Using an old frying pan, roast the Ehu seeds (stirring constantly) till you can smell it. Don’t worry you will know when it is OK to take it off because it has a distinctive aroma.
Peel off the membrane from all the Ehu seeds and grind with a dry mill.
Cut the onions into tiny pieces.
Wash and pick the scent leaves and tear them up with your fingers into small pieces.
Place the pieces of fish in a pot and pour water to just cover the fish, add the stock cubes and bring to the boil.
Once it starts to boil add the ground ehu, onions, habanero pepper and scent leaves and continue cooking.
Once the catfish is done, add salt to taste and leave to simmer for about 5 minutes and it’s ready!
Catfish Pepper Soup should always be served hot. It can be eaten alone with a chilled drink. I love to eat it with Agidi, Boiled White Rice or Boiled Yam.
This recipe was culled from the awesome.