Seafood Peppersoup Bowl
Cuisine: Nigerian
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Serves: 6
  • 1 cat fish(cleaned and gutted)
  • 12 medium to jumbo scallops
  • 1 cup shrimp with head on
  • crabs(optional)
  • 3-4 tbsps. Nigerian peppersoup spice(optional)
  • ½ cup whole dry chili peppers
  • 1 habanero pepper(optional for more heat)
  • ½ a small onion(minced or blended)
  • ½ inch fresh ginger
  • One red belle pepper(optional)
  • 1 tbsp. chopped scent leaves or basil or any curry leaf
  • 1 tsp crayfish powder(optional)
  • spring onion or shallots(optional for garnishing)
  • ½tsp oil for garnishing(optional)
  • Bouillon
  • Salt to taste
  1. Place the cat fish and other seafood in a bowl. Blend the onions and peppers. Mix with the pepper soup spice, pour over the seafood and let it marinate for about 1-12 hours.
  2. Pour the marinated fish into a soup pot; making sure to set the shrimp and scallops aside. Pour some water into the pot just so the water is right above the fish; Check for seasonings and add some salt or bouillon or both. Bring the pot to a boil and reduce the heat. Let the contents cook for about 15 minutes or until the fish is cooked; then add the seafood and cook just until the shrimp is pink. Stir in the crayfish if using and scent leaves and serve. You may garnish with scallops, oil and more peppers
If using crabs, you may add it right before you add the shrimp and let it cook for a few minutes. You could make this soup without the pepper soup spices if you wish. Just leave it out of the recipe as you wish :)
Recipe by Nigerian Lazy Chef at