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. All About okra nutrition. Okra is a popular vegetable of the housewives. The interesting thing is that it contains more nutrients for good health, such as fiber, mucilage, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, niacin, calcium, potassium, magnesium, folic acid, iron.Very good for health.

  3. 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

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

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