Catfish and unripe plantain pepper soup

Catfish and plantain pepper soup. Very delicious recipe to start your day with it

This is a traditional southern recipe. It’s just refreshing especially as breakfast when you want a lazy day.


Plantain, catfish, water, fresh bell pepper (optional), ground dry pepper, iwo, omilo or African nutmeg, yanyan (meat looking spice)


Seasoning cube,scent leaf, bitter leaf

Mangrove salt (native salt), potash (ikanwu)


1- Wash catfish with salt and hot water to remove the slime

Ground all spices together with the pepper
Ground native salt
Ground potash

Rinse scent leaf and bitter leaf to prevent sand, this could be dry or fresh but for this recipe we will go dry

2- Place pot with water on the stove

Peel plantain, shape and quantity as desired
Allow the plantain to boil for five minutes, then add your ground spices and pepper

Allow this to boil for about ten minutes

3- Add catfish, seasoning cube, salt , scent leaf , bitter leaf (2tablespoon) and allow to boil for five minutes

Lastly, add ground native salt and potash
Do not cover afterwards

Allow to boil for another five minutes and food is ready

P.S; there are different methods to this, this works for me.

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