Pepper Soup Fish Recipe

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Pepper Soup Fish Recipe

Pepper Soup Fish is a traditional African delicacy that is loved for its rich flavors and spicy kick. This recipe takes inspiration from the vibrant Nigerian cuisine and brings you a bowl of aromatic soup that is perfect for chilly evenings or as a comfort food option. The combination of fish, fragrant spices, and herbs creates a harmonious blend of flavors that will surely tantalize your taste buds.

To make this Pepper Soup Fish recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 pound fresh fish (tilapia, catfish, or any firm white fish)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups fish stock or water
  • 1 teaspoon ground crayfish
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon ground utazi (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Now, let’s move on to the preparation instructions:

  1. Wash the fish thoroughly under cold water and pat it dry with a paper towel. Season the fish with salt and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Sauté until fragrant and the onion is translucent.
  3. Add the seasoned fish to the pot and cook for about 3 minutes on each side until slightly browned.
  4. Pour in the fish stock or water, then add the ground crayfish, ground pepper, dried thyme, dried basil, and ground utazi (if using). Stir well to combine.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and let the soup simmer for about 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  6. Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning with salt if needed.
  7. Remove the pot from the heat and garnish with chopped fresh parsley.
  8. Serve the Pepper Soup Fish hot with your favorite side dish, such as boiled yam, plantains, or rice.

This Pepper Soup Fish recipe serves 4 and can be easily doubled or halved according to your needs.

Enjoy the comforting and flavorsome Pepper Soup Fish in the company of your loved ones. Each spoonful will warm your soul and transport you to the vibrant streets of Africa. Share this delightful recipe with your friends and family, and let the flavors of African cuisine take center stage in your home.