Nigerian Catfish Pepper Soup (point and kill)

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   Catfish Pepper Soup a.k.a ”point and kill” is another delicious Nigerian Pepper soup recipe. It is one of my favorite comfort food and is also easy to prepare.
   Catfish Pepper Soup is called ‘point and kill”, because of how the fish is picked up at the local Nigerian market
   At the market, you’ll be told to point out your fish of choice from a large bowl of tight swimming fishes; the catfish is then killed, wrapped up for you and ready for the kitchen.
 Interesting right?☺…Enjoy!

Ingredients for Catfish Pepper Soup(Point & Kill) Soup:
* 1 medium sized Catfish.
(use conger eel as substitute if you can’t find catfish)
* 2 spoonful Ground pepper soup spices 
* Habanero/Chilli Pepper/ (to taste)
* 2 teaspoonful Dry Uziza/basil leaves (optional)
* 1 tablespoonful of ground Crayfish
*1 large Stock cube /1 tablespoon seasoning powder
*1 medium Onion bulb(chopped)
* Salt – to taste
*Water (as needed)

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* * If you don’t have the pre- packaged pepper soup spices, you can prepare your own pepper soup spices  by following the recipe HERE.

*  Wash the catfish with lime juice or scrub with salt to remove the slimy/slippery coating on its skin. Then rinse thoroughly and cut into smaller pieces.

* Place in a pot, add enough water to cover the catfish, add onions, stock cube and salt to taste. Cook for 10 minutes .

*After 10 minutes, add the ground pepper, ground crayfish  and the  ground pepper soup spices, mix thoroughly and cook until the catfish is done cooking.

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* Add the uziza or basil leaves and simmer for 30 seconds.  Serve hot and enjoy.

Nigerian Catfish Pepper Soup(Point & Kill)  can be enjoyed alone as a side dish, or served as a meal, with boiled plantains, Eko (agidi), Agidi jollof, boiled yams and potatoes.

You can also check out other Nigerian Pepper Soup recipes, which includes; Goat meat pepper soup, assorted meat pepper soup and yam &fresh fish pepper soup.

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  1. Unknown
    March 2, 2017 / 11:13 pm

    I want some!!! We dont have catfish in canada tho !!!

    • Achums Ada
      October 6, 2019 / 5:15 am

      You can use a fish called conger eel. It taste just the same

      • October 8, 2019 / 12:57 pm

        Very right Ada, that’s the fish I used in the recipe but I must say that
        even though it’s a delicious fish, you’ll have to battle with bones too.

  2. Unknown
    November 10, 2016 / 10:49 am

    i fink ur d best dear

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 20, 2016 / 12:04 am


  3. Anonymous
    September 13, 2016 / 6:00 am

    it would b unfair to enjoy the recipe and keep mute, I tried it in large quantity for this ileya celebration and BOOM. I love it, everyone loves it. thanks dearie.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 20, 2016 / 12:00 am

      You're welcome dear, thanks for your feedback

  4. Oyebuchi Ogboh
    February 6, 2016 / 12:21 pm

    I just tried my nw, woow soooooooo delicious…… tnx

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 3, 2016 / 12:23 pm

      Thanks for your lovely feeback Oyebuchi 🙂

  5. Unknown
    February 6, 2016 / 12:18 pm

    I just try mine nw……..sooooooooo yummy

  6. Rosemary
    January 1, 2016 / 11:40 am

    Hin just tried this but I used fresh pepper and cent leaves. It's was really nice. Thanks.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 9, 2016 / 8:55 pm

      You're welcome Rosemary 🙂

  7. Anonymous
    November 25, 2015 / 11:43 pm

    I'll tell my frnds abt this app.

  8. Queenette Nwezeaku
    May 23, 2015 / 5:43 am

    Thanks so much for this! I stay in Ukraine, and I've been living on McDonald's, rice and spaghetti for up to a year now.Reading this brought back lots of nostalgic memories.And I learnt a lot of new things too!Looking forward to revamping my diet, starting with the Ofada stew! ?God bless you for putting up the effort to create this wonderful blog.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 24, 2015 / 3:52 pm

      Hi deare, good to have you here.I am so glad to be of help, and do let me know if you have any questions on any recipe here.

  9. saint zizee
    September 4, 2014 / 12:36 pm

    Tot u add oil to pepper soup!!

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 4, 2014 / 3:06 pm

      I don't add oil to mine.

    June 6, 2014 / 2:15 pm

    Thanks Nky, I've always wondered why it's called point and kill, very interesting indeed, I taught it was a defense mechanism of the fish, thank God it was not a jamb question, imagine the big F9 .LOL..

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 9, 2014 / 8:24 am

      Lol… abioo 🙂

  11. Anonymous
    June 5, 2014 / 5:08 pm

    Can I use parsely, I can't find uziza leaves. Is it compulsory?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 5, 2014 / 11:19 pm

      It adds to the taste but it is optional , and yes you can use parsley, but just add a little,

  12. linda
    June 5, 2014 / 4:16 pm

    Looks really yummy,the recipe is easy, I'll be trying it soon. thanks.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 5, 2014 / 11:18 pm

      Thanks dear and do let me know how it turns out.

  13. Adaobi
    June 5, 2014 / 1:41 pm

    I want , I want, I want, a definitely want … you just sent me to the kitchen, wicked cook… you rock Nky 🙂

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 5, 2014 / 11:17 pm

      lol.. thanks dearie 🙂