This Nigerian Pepper Soup is spicy and full of flavor as it is simmered in a rich broth of goat meat and spices.
I love Nigerian Pepper Soup and had it just a couple weeks ago from one of our local African restaurants. Along with Nigerian Stew and Egusi Soup which I have on this blog. I’m working on putting more African dishes on this blog now and do have one more for you to try this recipe for some Black Eyed Peas.
Also, I highly recommend serving this with Pounded Yam another African staple food.
WHAT DOES NIGERIAN PEPPER SOUP TASTE LIKE
Spicy, meaty and soothing! I say soothing because I find it really is so very tasty!
HOW TO MAKE NIGERIAN PEPPER SOUP
- Start by brining a large stock pot of water to a boil
- Then add in the goat meat and reduce the heat to medium heat
- Add in all your spices and seasonings
- Simmer covered on low heat for 1 hour to serve.
Note: You can cook the onions, garlic and ginger fresh if desired. Just be sure to cook it prior to boiling the meat in 1 tsp of oil to ensure it is cooked.
NIGERIAN PEPPER SOUP INGREDIANTS
- MAGGI CUBES – Try to get your hands on the “original “Maggi beef cubes” if you cannot find feel free to use “Maggi Chicken cubes or another brand that you like.
- Pre made Pepper Spice or Allspice, Peppercorn, Ginger, Cayenne pepper, Fennel seeds, and Cumin.
- Goat cubed
- Cray fish
- Scotch bonnet sauce or peppers or even chili flakes
IS NIGERIAN PEPPER SOUP SPICY
Yes, the scotch bonnet pepper is spicy and this soup is suppose to be spicy. I love it and I mean love it spicy, however if your not used to spice you can omit it and it will be just as tasty.
IS NIGERIAN PEPPER SOUP GOOD FOR WEIGHT LOSS
On it’s own yes, the water contents and spices help fill you up and goat being a lean meat and high in protein will help fuel you for the day.
I will make this soup when i’m craving something warm and spicy!
Traditional pepper soups call for aka chilli or negro pepper. Which is not always easy to find, so I use “Scotch Bonnet Peppers” or sauce. See the sauce below that can be used in replace of the peppers if you so choose.
IS NIGERIAN PEPPER SOUP HEALTHY
Yes, goat meat is a very lean meat and the broth is simmer fully in that and it is also packed full of nutrients.
IS NIGERIAN PEPPER SOUP GOOD FOR PREGNANT WOMAN
I would say yes but without the spices, so omit the scotch bonnet pepper or chili flakes.
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- 1 pound Goat meat, cubed
- 1 Scotch bonnet de-seeded and minced
- 1 Tbs Pepper soup spice
- 1 Tsp Ginger powder
- 1 Tsp Onion powder
- 1 Tsp Thyme
- 1 Tsp Crayfish
- 1 Maggi cube
- 4 Cups Water
Serve with pounded yam to make this a meal
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 380Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 178mgSodium: 839mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 64g
These calculations are based off Nutritionix