Oiless Ogbono Soup
Cuisine: Nigerian
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Serves: 6
  • 2lbs assorted meats
  • Any smoked meat of your choice(wash and remove the skin if using turkey or chicken)(optional)
  • ½ cup to 1 cup Ogbono
  • 3 small bell peppers(tatase)(blended)
  • habanero pepper (ata-rodo)(minced)
  • 1 disc of dadawa(optional)(dry blended to a powder)
  • 4 tbsps. crayfish
  • 3 tsps. dry pepper or chili flakes
  • 1 large dry fish
  • stock fish
  • 1 cup of chopped okra
  • A small handful of uziza leaves
  • Any vegetable of your choice
  • salt
  • bouillon
  1. place meats and stock fish into a pot, pour water to the level of the meats. Season with salt, 2 tbsps. of the crayfish, atarodo and a bouillon if using. Cover and bring to a boil; then reduce the heat. Once the meat and the stock fish is cooked, add the smoked meat, pour in the bell pepper blend along with the dadawa if using and stir. Bring to a boil; then pour some of the meat's stock or warm water into the Ogbono and mix. Pour the mix into the pot and stir really quickly and frequently. Stir in the remaining crayfish and dry pepper; reduce the heat and cook for another 10 minutes. Add the dry fish, okra, uziza leaves and vegetables. check for seasonings and cook for another 3 minutes and enjoy with any swallow of your choice
If you wish to use oil for this recipe, add it right before you add the Ogbono and cook for 3-5 minutes before pouring in the Ogbono.
Recipe by Nigerian Lazy Chef at https://www.nigerianlazychef.com/2016/02/oiless-ogbono-soup/