Ogbono soup is a delicious Nigerian soup that is loved by many. It is made from ground ogbono seeds, which are a rich source of nutrients and fiber. This soup is typically thickened with the ground ogbono seeds, which gives it a unique texture and flavor.
If you're looking to cook delicious ogbono soup, here are the steps you need to follow:
1 cup of ground ogbono seeds
1kg of meat (beef, chicken or goat meat)
1 cup of chopped okra
2 medium onions
2 cups of palm oil
2 tablespoons of ground crayfish
2 tablespoons of dried fish or stockfish
Salt and pepper to taste
Step 1: Prepare the meat
Wash the meat thoroughly and place in a pot with diced onions, salt and pepper to taste. Add enough water to cover the meat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer until the meat is tender. Remove from heat and set aside.
Step 2: Prepare the ogbono seeds
Toast the ground ogbono seeds in a dry pan until it changes color slightly, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and set aside.
Step 3: Prepare the soup base
Heat the palm oil in a separate pot and add diced onions. Stir and let it fry for a few minutes until the onions are translucent. Add the toasted ogbono seeds and stir continuously for 5-10 minutes until it forms a smooth paste.
Step 4: Add the meat and other ingredients
Add the cooked meat to the pot of soup base and stir. Add the chopped okra, ground crayfish, dried fish or stockfish, and enough water to achieve your desired consistency. Cover the pot and let it simmer on low heat for 10-15 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.
Step 5: Season to taste
Add salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the consistency by adding more water or letting the soup simmer longer to thicken.
Step 6: Serve hot
Serve the ogbono soup hot with your preferred swallow or rice.
Cooking ogbono soup is easy and straightforward. With the right ingredients and steps, you can prepare a delicious pot of ogbono soup that will leave your taste buds wanting more. Don't be afraid to experiment with different ingredients and seasonings to create a unique flavor that suits your taste.
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