Edikaikong Soup Recipe: Hi there food lovers! Today, we will show you how to make the famous and delicious Edikaikong Soup. This soup is a native soup popularly eaten by the people of Akwa-Ibom. No doubt, you will love the taste after this tutorial. Watch, learn, and enjoy!
How To Make Edikaikong Soup
- 4 Cups of shredded pumpkin leaves (ugu leaves)
- 6 cups of shredded water leaves
- 5 pieces of yellow scotch bonnet peppers
- 10 pieces of goat meat
- 7 pieces of tripe (shaki)
- 10 pieces of kpomo (cow skin)
- 1 cup of shredded stockfish
- 1 cup of shredded smoked fish
- 3 seasoning cubes
- 1 tablespoon of crayfish
- 1/2 tablespoon of ground pepper
- 3 cooking spoons of palm oil
- 1/2 of meat stock
- salt to taste.
- Start by placing a large cooking pot over the heat and add 2 cooking spoons of palm oil. While that is heating up, start chopping up your scotch bonnet peppers. Now, add the pepper into the pot and stir it around.
- Next, add a little bit of crayfish and stir again. You can use onions if you want. If you wish to use onions, add them now. After that, add your already cooked meat - shaki, goat meat, kpomo, beef. You can also use fish if you want. Also, add your stockfish to the pot.
- Add your smoked fish too to the mix and give it a good stir. After that, reduce your gas to low heat. If you're wondering where the water tocook with will emerge from, not to worry, that's why we have the waterleaf. They will do the job.
- Your water leaves should be more than the ugu leaves. So, when you're cooking, always remember, it's 2 parts water leaves and 1 part ugu leaves. After chopping your water leaves, add them to the pot.
- Give it a good stir to combine. Now, cover the pot and allow it to cook for about 5 to 7 minutes. After the time has elapsed, check on your food, you'll realize that the leaves have shrunk and the water is out now.
- Next up, squeeze in some seasoning cubes, some pepper, and some salt. Give it a good stir. Now, it's time to bring in the ugu leaves. A lot of people add the water leaves and the ugu leaves at the same time, that's wrong.
- You should add the water leaves first to release their juices. Close the lid and allow it to cook for about a minute or so. Your food is ready.
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