Garden egg leaf soup [ofe akwukwo anyara] of the Igbos

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You must not have all the ingredients before preparing this soup. At least, you ought to have the most important of them. But i must say that having all the ingredients is necessary so as to achieve good result.
Garden egg leaf soup- Garden egg leaf soup
Garden egg leaf soup/photo credit: Ada’s recipe

Garden egg leaf soup is a special kind of soup cooked by the Igbos in Nigeria. It is a native soup and specially prepared to give that unique taste that makes it special. It is also called ofe akwukwo anyara.

This is a special kind of soup that is cooked to win the heart of a husband whenever he is having a slight quarrel with the wife, ”ols ”, ‘‘don’t mind me o’‘. Of course yes! whenever my brother’s wife wants to get something from her husband, she will prepare it.

The ingredients used for this soup are rich without which, the soup won’t look attractive , they are;

-Palm oil

-Dry fish

-Stock fish

-Snails

-Shaki

-Cow leg

-Periwinkle

Beef[ optional] because not everyone likes meat

-Garden egg leaves

-Pepper

-Pounded yam [thickener]

-Onions

-Crayfish

-Magi

-Salt to taste

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Preparation;

Blend crayfish. Pepper and onions,

-Debone the fish and wash with hot water
-Wash the leaves and break [don’t slice

-Wash the snail and per-boil

-Wash the meat, shaken and cow leg and stockfish, then boil till they soften

-Wash periwinkle and keep aside

-Place pot on the fire, add water and oil and allow boiling

-Then add the pounded yam, little for thickening

-Cover and allow boiling for 10-15 minutes

-Then add the, fish, meat and stock-fish stock, and the blended crayfish, etc

-Allow boiling for 20 minutes

-Then, add periwinkle , snails , Magi, then pinch of salt.

-Lastly, add the garden egg leaves, stir and bring it down

-It can be served with, eba, fufu, pounded yam, semo etc

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You must not have all the ingredients before preparing this soup. At least, you ought to have the most important of them. But i must say that having all the ingredients is necessary so as to achieve good result.

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