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
– 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
* 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.
* 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
* After 5 minutes, add the precooked yams,chopped peppers, ground crayfish,pepper soup spice and the chopped uziza leaves or Scent leaves.
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.
Pls can I make use of unripe plantain for MA catfish pepersoup instead?
Pls can I try unripe plantain with catfish using dis same method?
I'm a Ghanaian and will cook this today.
did look delicious.On my way to the market must cook it today
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.
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…
I'm glad to came aroundGod bless u 2 🙂
Can I add little oil groundnut oil
Not necessary, but add it if you want to 🙂
It was really great,v& I like it. Do u have a website because I want to learned more
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
Thanks for your comment and I'm so glad you enjoyed it. My regards to your wife 🙂
Thanks for the recipe. God bless you
You're welcome dearie 🙂
Thank u auntie ..it was very easy to make with following your direction..awsome instructor lol
Please which fish did you useThanks for the recipeHope to try it soon
I made use of conger eel I'll be expecting your feedback 🙂
Thanks for the information. I just finshed preparing it with the conger eel. It came out delicious.Once again, thank you
You're always welcome dearie 🙂
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!
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 🙂
Woww, this is a very delicious recipe. Thanks. I love it
You're welcome dearie 🙂
Thanks for this very easy to follow recipe. Very nice and delicious.
You're welcome hun 🙂
Pls, hav u written a nigerian cook book?
I'm on it dearie, subscribe to the website, so that you'll be one of the first to know when it is ready 🙂
Thanks mom…nice job
Thanks son ..lol.. you're welcome 🙂
hmmn! am speechless! u are really a blessing to our generation. Thanks so much for the easy recipes and God bless you.
Thanks you my dear and God bless you too 🙂
Wooow i realy do not knw how to thnk u dear, i jst finished cooking my own.
You're welcome dear, I'm glad you enjoyed it 🙂
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
Thanks sweetie 🙂
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.
Hi Chisom of course you can post a picture. Send it to [email protected] or on facebook : Nigerian foodtv Thanks for your lovely feedback dear 🙂
What makes it very pepperish pls
The amount of pepper use for the recipe makes it pepperish, but in the recipe , Iused pepper to my taste.
You're welcome 🙂
I love this! Esp with d help of pix. Thanks a million!
Thanks dear, a picture is worth a thousand words 🙂
Thnk u so much?
you're welcome 🙂
How to cook chicken pepper soup
Delicious and easy recipe.. very filling too .. thanks