Hi everyone. Today I have a recipe for Oha soup. I have been wanting to make this soup for a really long time, but I couldn’t find the leaves. All the ones I found were not that great. I asked my mum to help me get some and she sent it over. What would we do without our mum’s eh? 😀
But guess what, the day I needed to make it, I didn’t have any cocoyam at home 🙄. Lol, so I quickly went out and got some.. Cocoyam makes it thick and lush. Really really lush.
The Oha leave is amazing. I can’t believe I have been missing out for so long. By the time I was done I couldn’t wait to dig in. Yessss it’s that good. The velvety smoothness of the coco Yam just takes it to a whole new level, trust me you don’t want to miss this.
Ok enough talk, let’s get started shall we
- Oha leaves
- 2 medium size Coco yam
- 1 wrap of Ogiri Okpei
- 1 tbs Dry pepper
- 1 tbs Crayfish
- Dried fish
- 1 spoonful of Palmoil
- 1 tsp of Uziza seeds
- 1 tsp of Cameroon pepper (optional)
- Assorted meats of your choice
- Knorr cube
- 2 medium sized pot
- Small mortar
- Wooden spoon
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 2 hours
If you are using coco Yam, boil it now.
Once boiled, gently peels off the skin and mash. Set aside for use later
Next boil with enough water, onions and Knorr cube (billion cube) boil until its is almost tender. (This is because there are still other ingredients to be added. you don’t want to over boil the meats)
Next add the dry pepper(s) allow to dissolve and incorporate into the stock for 5 minutes.
Now add the ogiri okpei. You may not like the aroma you get when you open it from the pack, but trust me, what is does to your soup is nothing short of amazing. Believe that!
Allow it to dissolve into the soup and let it simmer for 2 minutes
Now add the Oha leaves. ( I used dried ones, hence the dark colour)
The aroma that was coming from the pot was amazing, all the ingredients coming together to make one amazing pot of deliciousness!
Let it rest a bit before serving. It is very essential for every meal prepared to be rested before serving. It makes a whole difference to the overall taste of the food.
It is ready to plate up