Ogbono Soup Recipes, Ingredients and How to Cook
Ogbono soup is a Very popular Soup Recipe in Africa for its quality tastes and rich Nutrients. Today, we’re going to be teaching ourselves how to get it done.
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HOW TO COOK OGBONO SOUP
Table of Contents
- 1 cup ogbono seed
- 1 small ogiri okpei
- 1 medium sized stockfish head
- 400g ponmo – cowhide
- 500g sharki – Tripe
- 1kg Beef
- 2 medium-sized fresh pepper or 2 tbsp. dry pepper
- 6 small snails
- 1/2 cup cray fish
- salt – to taste
- 3 Seasoning cubes
- 1 small onion
- 1 cup palm oil
- 1 small bunch ugu ( pumpkin leaves)
Preparation & Instructions
Step 1: Place the Ogbono and ogiri in the dry mill of your blender and grind into a smooth powder. Set this aside.
Step 2: Soak the stockfish in hot water and shred – Set this aside
Step 3: Chop the ugu – Set this aside
Step 1: In a medium-sized pot, place the meats: sharki, ponmo, beef
snails in the pot. Add your chopped onion, crushed seasoning, salt to taste. Cover the pot and leave the meats to cook in its juices for 5-10 minutes. This ensures the seasoning gets into the meat.
Step 2: Add water and cook for 30minutes. Remove the beef and snail so they don’t get overcooked. Add the stockfish into the pot and cook alongside the sharki and ponmo for extra 20 minutes.
Step 3: Heat up palm oil in an empty pot for 30 secs and Add pepper. Stir fry for 2 minutes.
Step 4: Turn down the heat from the burner and add the ogbono. Stir on very low heat for 30 secs then add the meat stock. Mix well.
Step 5: Add water into the pot. If you want it to be very thick, add little water. if you don’t want the soup to be too thick, add water as desired.
Step 6: Here’s the tricky part. If you’re sure you’re using the real ogbono, you can cover your pot. If you’re using Ugiri (An ogbono substitute), DON’T COVER YOUR POT else the soup will lose its viscosity. Once the ogbono thickens, Add the crayfish and cooked proteins into the pot.
Step 7: Mix to combine, then add your chopped vegetables. Leave to simmer for 2 minutes on low heat then turn off your burner and your ogbono is ready.
Serve with your favorite swallow. Enjoy!
– Before making ogbono soup, ensure you get the right ogbono seed otherwise a little mistake such as covering your pot might make your soup lose its viscosity.