Afia Efere
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Serves: 9
  • 1 small to medium stewing chicken cut into stew sizes
  • 1 Uyayak Pod(divided)
  • 3 tbsps. dry pepper(divided)
  • 3 tbsps dry grounded crayfish(divided)
  • 1 large dry fish(wash and soak to soften)
  • 4 pieces of boiled yam pieces mashed with a mortar and set aside
  • 1 bouillon
  • salt to taste
  1. break the Uyayak pod into two and grind half into fine powder then pour in some water. Pour the mix through a fine mesh sieve and set aside.
  2. Place chicken into a soup pot with two table spoons of the crayfish, two table spoons of the dry pepper, salt and the bouillon cube. Let the meat cook in it's own juices. Once the stock starts to dry up, pour some water to the level of the meat and check for seasonings. Once the meat is tender, pour in the sieved liquid from the Uyayak pod into the meat stock and drop the other half into the pot. Add in the dry fish and the yam mash and stir to combine. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes. Once the soup thickens to your desire, add the remaining dry pepper and grounded crayfish, stir and set aside
Nse's Tip: For maximum flavor, make sure to roast the Uyayak pod before use. You could roast over fire or in the oven for a few minutes. Also you may add the Uyayak as the meat starts to boil, so that it cooks with the meat for a great flavor
Recipe by Nigerian Lazy Chef at