Food is life and life is food. The joy of exploring hundreds of varieties of food is just something un-explainable and satisfying. For this week’s foodie Friday we will be heading all the way to eastern Nigeria where they are known and appreciated for their various soups. We will be sharing the recipe on how to make one of the most famous eastern soups called Oha soup or Ofe Oha.
What you need
- Fresh Oha leafs- a handful (plucked and shredded into pieces with fingers) n.p using a knife will make the leaves looking brownish.
- Ogili – 1 teaspoon
- Stock fish – 2-3 pieces
- Protein of choice i.e meat, fish, chicken etc.
- Cameroon pepper – 1 teaspoon
- Red oil – 1 ½ cooking spoon
- Seasoning – to taste
- Cocoyam – 6-8 small pieces (peeled and cut in halve)
- Dry fish – 2-3 pieces
- Pour protein of choice, stock fish, dry fish, ogili, red oil, and coco yam in a pot.
- Add your desired stock cubes and salt to taste
- Place on medium heat and allow to cook for 15-30 minutes, depending on the tendency of the protein.
- Take out all the boiled coco yam from the pot without the stock, then mash into a smooth paste.
- Add mashed coco yam back in the pot and allow to dissolve into the soup. It might look lumpy, in which case you can use your cooking spoon to mash the dissolve the coco-yam into a fine paste.
- Add Oha leafs into the soup and allow to boil on medium heat for about 2-3 minutes without covering the pot.
- Turn off heat and serve with pounded yam, Eba, semolina or any other desired side.