A typical Nigerian soup is basically a stew (well most of them) made with varieties of ingredients. Such as palm oil, green leafs and mostly assorted meat. Assorted meat is the unusual and uncommon part of the cow that is not commonly used in the western culture. It consist of several parts of the cows intestine (i.e, tripe, liver e.t.c.). We Nigerians take pride in preparing a homely meal with the best of assorted meats.
I have been told that back in the old days, you could tell if a man has wealth by the assorted meat content of his pot. (This is one of the funny and very many sayings of the past).
The time used in preparing such meal is worth all the health benefit and the smile on your taste buds;
In this recipe, I’ve used a variety of fresh assorted meat bought from the market by my mum. It took me about 2 to 3 hours to thoroughly wash, cut and cook them to a tender perfection. To save you the stress you can always buy them cleaned and cut by the butchers. Then all you’ll need to do is cook them with onions, pepper, salt, ginger and garlic for about 1 hour or until tender.
Most of the ingredients used in this soup were purchased fresh from the market, I cleaned and cooked them myself, I believe, just like my mum taught me, that cooking with fresh vegetables and meats is the best. The time used in preparing such meal is worth all the health benefit and the smile on your taste buds; Yes, they do smile! 🙂
P.S. Sieve and keep water from the cooked assorted meat to use as a stock in the soup.
Here is the recipe for the soup:
Try it and do not hesitate to let me know what you think in the comment section below.