We know how it rains and it gets really cold and tiring? Well, for some, the answer is simply to look for someone to cuddle or get cozy in a sweater. It sounds like a good plan until you taste the white soup/ofe nsala (as it’s locally called). It’s the bomb!
There are different recipes but this recipe beats the ones you know (talking from experience). It’s basically using local seed and leaves to get a particular flavour.
Let’s jump right into it:
What you will need:
- Local seeds like Piper guineense/ West African pepper ( locally called Uziza seed)
- Negro pepper (locally called Uda seed in Igbo)
- Calabash nutmeg (locally called Ehuru seed in Igbo)
- Chicken or meat
- Uziza leaves
- Scent leaves
- A piece of yam
- Dryfish, crayfish & catfish
How to prepare:
- Pound the uziza and remove the seeds to avoid bitterness in the soup
- Add other seeds and pound to powder.
- Soak the powder for a minute and sieve and throw away the chaff.
- Cut chicken or meat into smaller parts and add your spices to taste.
- Boil for 15minutes and add the water from the pounded seeds.
- Wash the yam and slice into the pot. Let it cook.
- Lower the heat of the fire and pound the yam to pulp.
- Add the pulp to the pot and it will gradually melt and thicken the soup.
- Add your crayfish and dryish.
- Season it to taste,
- Wash the leaves thoroughly and slice into your cooking pot.
- Stir it properly and remove from the fire