How To Cook Ogbono Soup: We have a brand-new recipe for you to try out today – which is the famously delicious Ogbono soup recipe. The Ogbono soup is popular among the South Eastern people of Nigeria and has remained relevant. It is not only delicious, but it is also healthy and nutritious. So, without much ado, let’s get into the process.
How To Cook Ogbono Soup
- Assorted meats (Ponmo, Shaki, Bokoto, Beef, Goat meat and Offals, snail are ideal)
- 1 Cup Blended Ogbono
- 1/2 cup Palm Oil
- Any of: Ugu/ Efinrin/ Spincach/ Uziza5. Locust Beans
- Ground Crayfish
- Smoked Prawns
- Smoked Catfish
- Cayenne Pepper (Atagungun) OR Chopped Scotch bonnet Pepper
- Stock cubes
- Salt to taste.
- Start out by washing and placing your assorted meats into a clean cooking pot. Now, we will be spicing it up with seasoning cubes, onions, salt. Now stir gently to even out the ingredients.
- Cover the pot and allow to cook. Now, add your already washed beef into a clean pot and add some diced onions to spice it up. Also add some seasoning cubes and simmer for 20 minutes. Now, check back on your assorted meats and stir. You can now add water and cover to cook.
- Check back on your beef. Also add some water and then stir. Cover the pot and cook. To prepare the ogbono, you can pour your ogbono seeds into your grinder and grind until it's powdery. Now, pour the ground ogbono in a clean plate and add some palm oil to it. Stir nicely till it's mixed.
- Next, we are going to select and slice our Uziza leaves. It's best to always use fresh leaves. We will be using some smoked fish, stock fish and bonga fillet to prepare this. So, make sure they're ready. Get them placed in clean plates and add some hot water into the stock fish and bonga fillet to soften them up.
- Now is the best time to check on your boiling beef. It should be fully cooked now. You can get them out of the pot and place them in a clean plate. Now, check on your assorted meats and add your stock fish. Also, add your beef and smoked fish. In addition, pour the beef water into the pot now.
- Don't forget to add your bonga fillet. Cover and allow to cook for a few minutes. Stir once the time has elapsed and take it off the heat.
- Now, take off the beef in the pot and place the beef water on the heat. Now, add your ground crayfish and grated fresh pepper. Next, add your smoked prawns, some locust beans and cover to simmer for a bit. Next, add your ogbono and palm oil mix to the pot.
- Now, stir gently. After some time, you'll understand that it starts to get a bit slimy. You're doing well. Add your already cooked beef to the pot, then stir. You can choose to add snails to the mix or not. It depends on if you even like it. Stir once more.
- After 2 minutes, you should start adding your vegetable (Ugu) leaves. Savour for about a minute. If you feel like it's too thick, you can add some water. Give it a good stir and let it cook for about a few minutes. Your Ogbono soup is ready to be eaten with garri or semo, or pounded yam.
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