Ogbono Soup Recipe

What you will need:
  • Beef, Stock fish, goat, smoked or dried turkey, (any meats or combination of meats of your choice) If using stockfish soak over night
  • 1/2 cup - 1 cup Ground ogbono
  • Okra (optional)
  • Ground crayfish
  • 1-2 scotch bonnet/Jamaican pepprs
  • 1/4 cup Palm Oil ( substitute carotino oil for healthier option)
  • Spinach/Collard greens/bitter leaf/ukazi( any one of your choice, bitter leaf or ukazi are best) finely chopped
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 oinion
  • Salt to taste
  • Ground red pepper to taste

  • If using stock fish start by boiling this until tender simply with a pinch of salt.
  • Boil other meats in a separate bigger pot, with salt and chopped(diced) onions
  • Grind pepper, onion, and tomato
  • Wash and chop vegetables of choice
  • Once meats are tender, add stock fish to pot with other meats. Add water just at the level of meats barely covering meat.
  • If using okra add at this point
  • Add oil, ogbono, crayfish, and all the ground ingredients
  • Mix well, add salt and pepper to taste and let simmer on medium heat for 15mins or (until okra is fully cooked if using okra)
  • Add chopped greens, mix well and let simmer for 10 mins 
  • If to thick to your liking add more water and let simmer for addition 5-10mins 
  • Voila, you have made Ogbono soup
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  1. Thank you for posting. Is there a Nigerian ovo-lacto vegetarian version of this soup available? Especially one that does not compromise the taste? ~Sam

    1. Thanks for reading, as I am not vegetarian I am unsure, but any recipe can be altered. I will look into this for you and come up with something.

  2. Great recipes,I have been looking for an authentic african fitness food blog for inspiration as I started having interest in fitness lately,thanks for your posts,I won't go back to unhealthy eating again because you inspire me.lol

  3. I really like that you share with us the unusual dishes of African cooking. Some of them are very tasty.

  4. I like different kind of soups and that would be great to try to cook it with my husband. He likes cooking very much.