Ofe Owerri is one of the most expensive Nigerian soups native to the people of Owerri, Imo state. It is a representation of the Owerri people of the Eastern part Nigeria. On this post, you’ll learn how to prepare delicious Ofe owerri soup.
Ofe Owerri means ‘Owerri soup’ and the people of Owerri are so delighted of this rich and exclusive soup that songs have been presented about it. Ofe Owerri signifies wealth by the amount and quality of the ingredients used. Ofe Owerri worth all the publicity and admiration because it is delightful to the maximum.
How To Prepare Delicious Ofe Owerri Soup
- 1 big sized dry fish
- 1 huge sized stockfish
- Pumpkin leaves
- Okazi leaves
- 3 tablespoon of palm oil
- 5 medium-sized ede
- 1 tablespoon of ogiri
- 1 onion
- 3 tablespoon of ground crayfish
- 3 teaspoon of pepper
- 4 cubes of seasoning
- Begin by steaming your cocoyam (Ede) first.
- In a different pot, cook your meat, stock fish and dry fish, with three cubes of seasoning, onions, salt with a little quantity of water at first to let the meat soak up the ingredients.
- Then pour a substantial quantity of water that will make up the size of the soup.
- While the meat heats, take out your cocoyam which must be tender, and pound.
- Once the meat is soft, pour your palm oil and ede together as the palm oil allows the cocoyam melts.
- Add your crayfish, ogiri, pepper and the Okazie leaves then allow it cook for a while.
- Taste to know if any item is not signified in the food, before adding pumpkin leave (ugu).
- Let it boil for a minute,
- Serve with whatever swallow of your choice.