Nigerian Yam and Fresh Fish Pepper Soup

Nigerian Yam and Fresh Fish Pepper Soup

Yam and Fresh Fish Pepper Soup is one of the easiest Nigerian food to prepare. It is a bit spicy but undeniably, a delicious meal for any time of the day.

  This delicious meal is also regarded by many, as a remedy for common cold and flu.
 Below is an easy to follow recipe.Hope you Enjoy! 
*Here’s a Video demonstration on How to Cook Nigerian Yam and Fresh Fish Pepper Soup


Ingredients for Nigerian Yam and Fresh Fish Pepper Soup

Nigerian Yam and Fresh Fish Pepper Soup Ingredients

– 150grams Yam (you can use the hard sweet potato as a substitute)
– 500 grams Fresh Fish(You can use Catfish, Conger eel, Tilapia or any tasty fish of choice)
– 1 tablespoonful Ground Crayfish
– 1 medium onion (chopped)
– 1/2 Scotch bonnet Pepper( atarodo) (chopped)(use ground chili peppers as substitute)
– 1 tablespoonful pepper soup spice mix
– 1 tablespoonful chopped uziza leaves or Basil leaves (known as scent leaf,efirin or Nchuawun
– 1 seasoning/stock or Bouillon cube
– Salt to taste

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Cooking Directions

* Slice the yams, peel the skin ,cut into cubes and wash thoroughly.
Place the yams into a pot, add enough water to cover the yams, add a level teaspoon of salt and leave to boil for about 10 to 15 minutes. Then strain out the water and set aside.

boiling yam for Nigerian Yam and Fresh Fish Pepper Soup

* Now wash and cut the fish(if you have whole fish), then place in another pot, add water to almost the level of the fish. Add diced onions, seasoning cube and salt to taste.
Leave to boil for about 5 minutes . Be careful not to overcook the fish

cooking fish for Nigerian Yam and Fresh Fish Pepper Soup

* After 5 minutes, add the precooked yams,chopped peppers, ground crayfish,pepper soup spice and the chopped uziza leaves or Scent leaves.


yam, fish, spices Nigerian Yam and Fish Pepper Soup

Leave to simmer for 5 more minutes and your Yam and Fresh Fish Pepper Soup. 
Tip: I used dried uziza leaves and it came out nice. So feel free to use it if that’s what you have.

Nigerian Yam and Fish Pepper Soup



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  1. Jessy
    August 24, 2017 / 2:20 pm

    Pls can I make use of unripe plantain for MA catfish pepersoup instead?

  2. Anonymous
    August 24, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    Pls can I try unripe plantain with catfish using dis same method?

  3. Unknown
    July 14, 2017 / 5:37 am

    I'm a Ghanaian and will cook this today.

  4. Anonymous
    February 2, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    did look delicious.On my way to the market must cook it today

  5. Anonymous
    November 4, 2015 / 5:36 pm

    My husband loves pepper soup a lot. I'm gonna try it with the potatoes. I just pray he doesn't chop off his fingers. Thanks for the recipes.

  6. Anonymous
    August 24, 2015 / 10:39 am

    thanks very much, I am nigerien, but I stayed in nigerian for a while , when I were in universty, and i like so much nigerian food, when i saw this site, I were very euphoric, thank you so much, i enjoyed all the one i tried. may god bless you…

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 11, 2015 / 4:06 pm

      I'm glad to came aroundGod bless u 2 🙂

  7. Anonymous
    August 12, 2015 / 7:59 pm

    Can I add little oil groundnut oil

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 16, 2015 / 11:16 pm

      Not necessary, but add it if you want to 🙂

    • Anonymous
      August 23, 2015 / 7:50 am

      It was really great,v& I like it. Do u have a website because I want to learned more

  8. Anonymous
    June 27, 2015 / 2:53 pm

    Just finished eating something like this and Found this site opened with my phone. Think my wife must have visited. Thanks I really enjoyed the meal. Keep up the good work because you're saving a lot of marriages

    • Nky Lily Lete
      July 9, 2015 / 3:31 pm

      Thanks for your comment and I'm so glad you enjoyed it. My regards to your wife 🙂

  9. gina
    April 16, 2015 / 9:30 am

    Thanks for the recipe. God bless you

    • Nky Lily Lete
      April 22, 2015 / 10:56 am

      You're welcome dearie 🙂

  10. Anonymous
    March 5, 2015 / 12:22 am

    Thank u auntie was very easy to make with following your direction..awsome instructor lol

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 9, 2015 / 3:18 pm


  11. Anonymous
    January 6, 2015 / 9:28 pm

    Please which fish did you useThanks for the recipeHope to try it soon

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 11, 2015 / 11:23 am

      I made use of conger eel I'll be expecting your feedback 🙂

    • Anonymous
      January 16, 2015 / 7:57 pm

      Thanks for the information. I just finshed preparing it with the conger eel. It came out delicious.Once again, thank you

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 23, 2015 / 4:27 pm

      You're always welcome dearie 🙂

  12. AMY
    November 7, 2014 / 4:07 pm

    U realy did a great job wit all d ingredients..thumb ups!! Dearie. This is my best meal especially weneva d weda is cold or weneva i am pregnant, as am tlking to u now, am gonna add yam bcos i wanted to prepare only d fish n eat it wit agidi bt i av changd my mind bcos of dis yummiest pics rite here… Kudos darling!

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 12, 2014 / 10:04 am

      It's one of my best recipes too for cold.Hope you enjoyed it better with the yams.I would have loved to see some pics too, for our facebook fans 🙂

  13. Anonymous
    October 16, 2014 / 6:25 pm

    Woww, this is a very delicious recipe. Thanks. I love it

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 17, 2014 / 8:49 pm

      You're welcome dearie 🙂

  14. Anonymous
    July 18, 2014 / 6:24 pm

    Thanks for this very easy to follow recipe. Very nice and delicious.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 5, 2014 / 2:50 pm

      You're welcome hun 🙂

  15. Chibuikem Gaisbauer
    May 22, 2014 / 10:58 pm

    Pls, hav u written a nigerian cook book?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 26, 2014 / 8:26 am

      I'm on it dearie, subscribe to the website, so that you'll be one of the first to know when it is ready 🙂

  16. Chibuikem Gaisbauer
    May 22, 2014 / 10:53 pm

    Thanks mom…nice job

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 26, 2014 / 8:24 am

      Thanks son you're welcome 🙂

  17. uche
    May 1, 2014 / 2:11 pm

    hmmn! am speechless! u are really a blessing to our generation. Thanks so much for the easy recipes and God bless you.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 3, 2014 / 5:37 pm

      Thanks you my dear and God bless you too 🙂

  18. sheron
    April 18, 2014 / 10:47 am

    Wooow i realy do not knw how to thnk u dear, i jst finished cooking my own.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 3, 2014 / 5:36 pm

      You're welcome dear, I'm glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  19. Adeola
    March 28, 2014 / 10:59 am

    Am pregnant and lost appetite for food but seeing dis has given me a morale booster for my appetite,u r rily doin a gR8 work esp with pics n recipes.tnx maam

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 29, 2014 / 11:49 pm

      Thanks sweetie 🙂

  20. chisom
    March 16, 2014 / 5:56 pm

    Thanks for the recipe. Just finished cooking mine and it came out perfect. Used tilapia and sweet potatoes. Wish i can post a picture….luv the website.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 17, 2014 / 9:49 am

      Hi Chisom of course you can post a picture. Send it to or on facebook : Nigerian foodtv Thanks for your lovely feedback dear 🙂

  21. Anonymous
    February 2, 2014 / 1:34 pm

    What makes it very pepperish pls

    • Nky Lily Lete
      February 3, 2014 / 11:45 am

      The amount of pepper use for the recipe makes it pepperish, but in the recipe , Iused pepper to my taste.

  22. Anonymous
    January 16, 2014 / 1:44 pm


    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 18, 2014 / 6:39 pm

      You're welcome 🙂

  23. Anonymous
    January 15, 2014 / 12:21 pm

    I love this! Esp with d help of pix. Thanks a million!

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 18, 2014 / 6:04 pm

      Thanks dear, a picture is worth a thousand words 🙂

    • Anonymous
      April 18, 2014 / 10:43 am

      Thnk u so much?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      July 9, 2015 / 3:23 pm

      you're welcome 🙂

    • Anonymous
      May 26, 2016 / 12:58 pm

      How to cook chicken pepper soup

  24. Anonymous
    January 14, 2014 / 10:01 am

    Delicious and easy recipe.. very filling too .. thanks

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 18, 2014 / 6:02 pm

      Thanks 🙂