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Best hot and spicy catfish pepper soup (Point and kill)

Catfish pepper soup (Point and kill)

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Catfish pepper soup (Point and kill) is simple and delicious
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Nigerian
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1.2 kg fresh fish
  • 110 g onions chopped (1 medium)
  • 2 seasoning cubes
  • 1 tablespoons ground crayfish
  • 2 scotch bonnet*
  • salt
  • 2 big ehuru 3 small, ground (calabash nutmeg)
  • ½ teaspoon ground uziza
  • 2 sticks uda
  • utazi leaves bitters

Instructions
 

  • *You can use less scotch bonnet and add a little Cameroun pepper, it tastes really good.
    **Instead of the different spices used here, you can simply use store-bought Pepper soup spice mix or any mixture of spices/spices you like.
  • Toast and grind ehuru, hit uda to just break it open.
  • Wash catfish slices well.
  • Pour hot water over the fish slices and leave to stand for 1-2 minutes, drain and rinse in cold water.
  • Place in a pot and add just enough water to just cover the fish. Place over medium heat.
  • Add onions, seasoning cube, crayfish, peppers and sprinkle some salt.
  • Cover and bring to a boil, add ground ehuru, uziza and uda, gently shake and swirl your pot, cook for 5-8 minutes.
  • Add about 5 leaves of shredded utazi and some water. Taste and correct seasoning.
  • Cook for another 5-8 minutes until fish is well cooked. Take off the heat.
  • Serve your Catfish pepper soup with boiled yam, plantain, rice, agidi (eko, corn paste pudding) etc.

Notes

  • Instead of the different spices used here, you can simply use store-bought Pepper soup spice mix or any mixture of spices/spices you like.
  • To prevent your catfish from disintegrating in your pot of soup, use the hot water method. The hot water hardens the flesh so you can cook it long enough to get the seasonings and spices into the fish.
  • Do not overload your fresh fish pepper soup with too many different seasonings and spices. If using a spice blend, use just enough to have a mellow (not harsh) taste.
  • Cook long enough to remove that harsh raw taste of spices.
    If you can stand the heat of hot peppers, this is one pepper soup that benefits from being very hot.
  • Fish is one ingredient you do not want to cook from frozen. It needs to defrost properly right through to the centre and because it cooks very fast, there is no way the centre will defrost and cook at the same time as the outside. Leave your fish to totally defrost before cooking.
  • Toast ehuru or better buy already toasted one like I always do.
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