Nigerian Pepper Soup Spice Mix is so easy to make and the aroma is a lot better than the pre-packed ones you get at the stores.
Apart from the fresh aroma, you also know what goes into your Pepper Soup Spice mix , with no additives or preservatives added into it.
Here’s how to prepare it.
Ingredients for Homemade Nigerian Pepper Soup Spice Mix
* 6 to 8 pieces calabash Nutmeg
* 8 pieces Negro pepper (Uda seeds)
* 1 tablespoonful seeds of Aligator pepper (Atariko/Ulima seed)
**this makes about 3 tablespoonful pepper soup spice mix
Note: some people add dried ginger roots and cubeb peppers(uziza seeds) to their mix, so feel free to add a little if you want to.
*First roast the Calabash Nutmeg on a frying pan until it begins to turn dark brown and you can smell its lovely aroma. Gently peel off the outer skin and take out the seed inside.
*Now, combine the calabash nutmeg, Negro pepper (Uda seeds) and Aligator pepper(Atariko/Ulima seeds) in a blender, and grind to a fine powder.
Pour into an airtight container and store in a dry place. This pepper soup spice mix keeps for up to a year if stored properly.
Now you have Your Homemade Pepper soup Spice, for use in any Nigerian Pepper soup recipe.