How to Prepare Owo Soup

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Owo soup is the standard soup of the Benin people of Nigeria. It doesn’t require the usage of greens like most Nigerian soups. Here’s what you would want to put together it, and the way.


  • Meat (cow meat, hen, turkey, snail, and many others)
  • Garri
  • Periwinkle (optionally available)
  • Dry pepper
  • Smoked/Dry fish
  • White native salt
  • Starch
  • Crayfish
  • Seasoning cubes
  • Palm oil
  • Potash

Cooking instructions

  • Wash and debone your dry/smoked fish correctly to take away the sand and guts.
  • Wash the periwinkles correctly with clear lukewarm water to eliminate the dust and dirt, then boil them for about 5 minutes that is to additional clear the shells. Drain the water after 5 minutes and poke out the meat from inside the shell.
  • Wash and season your meat.
  • When the meat is properly cooked, take away it from the pot, leaving simply the inventory. Add about 1.5ltrs water to the inventory and let it warmth up for three minutes.
  • Add 2 full cooking spoons of native palm oil and permit to prepare dinner for couple of minutes.
  • In a bowl, sieve in about three handfuls of yellow garri and water. Add this into the pot whereas stirring with a spatula, maintain stirring this until it appears nearly creamy.
  • At this level add your meat, dried pepper, crayfish and periwinkles and go away to prepare dinner for a couple of minutes.
  • In a small bowl, add 2 teaspoons of salt, combine with native salt (gray in color), palm oil, 2 cups of heat water and mix into a lightweight paste.
  • Reduce the warmth and pour on this combination into the pot little by little all of the whereas stirring slowly along with your picket spatula to keep away from lumps forming.
  • Let the soup boil nonetheless on low warmth for about 10 minutes. At this stage, you could have to be watching the soup as a result of the potash might begin to foam.
  • Put off the warmth however don’t cowl the pot instantly.
  • Serve with unripe plantain, boiled yam or garri.

Enjoy 😀