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African Pepper Soup – Goat Meat

African pepper soup is a hearty African soup made with Goat meat cutlets or chunks, pepper soup spice, and other beautiful condiments.  If you are looking for an authentic Goat meat pepper soup, this soup certainly delivers the big, bold African flavors you will love.

Nigerian goat meat pepper soup

PEPPER SOUP: A NIGERIAN CLASSIC

I’m a big fan of goat meat, and I use it in a number of my recipes. One of my favorites is goat meat pepper soup. It’s hearty, spicy, and delicious.

Almost every culture on earth has its soup recipe and Africa is not an exception. In fact, soups and stews are a significant component of the African cuisine, and we have a whole lot of it apart from this pepper soup recipe like Turkey Stew, Ayamase stew, Stewed Spinach (Efo riro), Egusi Soup, Banga Soup, chicken pepper soup and much more.

Nigerian pepper soup

A STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO COOKING GOAT MEAT PEPPER SOUP

The African Pepper soup is primarily liquid, usually served hot and this is made by boiling Meat or Fish of choice in order to extract flavor from them. The broth from this Meat is then further seasoned with authentic African spices. It can be served with boiled Potatoes, Rice, Bread or just eat ”as is”.

Watch how to make the African Peppersoup here:

This pepper soup is suitable for all seasons of the year, and it will also add a little more zing to your day if you are not feeling so well but not to worry if you don’t want it hot, feel free to reduce the quantity of Habanero peppers and the chili pepper.

Nigerian Goat Meat Pepper Soup
African Goat Meat Pepper Soup

Notes:

  1. You can substitute dry ginger powder for fresh ginger if you choose.
  2. The amount of peppers you add to the pepper soup depends on your heat tolerance so feel free to increase or reduce the quantity of peppers you use.
  3. You can substitute Uziza leaves or bitter leaves with Parsley, mint leaves, or scent leaves; Be sure to wash bitter leaves and drain them when used.
  4. I have used Goat Meat in this recipe. However, you can also Chicken, Lamb, Beef, or Fish.
  5. I like to cut the goat meat into cutlets because it cooks faster. You can also easily pick it up with a spoon and eat it right away. If You are comfortable with chunky meat in your pepper soup please go with it but it might need to cook for a longer time.
  6. To avoid chunks of Onions in your pepper soup, it’s a good idea to either mince the Onion or use the smaller hole on the grater to grate the Onion. I like to use the latter in my pepper soup.

Other delicious soup and stew recipes you might want to try

The African pepper soup is genuinely an ultimate comfort food, and when a meal gives you comfort, then it’s good. It’s warm, hearty, and delicious!

Nigerian Goat Meat Pepper Soup

African Pepper Soup – Goat Meat

The African pepper soup is a hearty African soup made with Goat meat cutlets or chunks, pepper soup spice and other beautiful condiments. . If you are looking for an authentic African Goat meat pepper soup, this soup certainly delivers the big, bold African flavors you will love.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: African
Keyword: goat meat pepper soup, homemade
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 532kcal
Author: Lola Osinkolu

Ingredients

  • 2 Tsp Uziza leaves see note 3
  • 1 pound Goat meat
  • 2 Tsp Crayfish
  • 1 Tbs Pepper soup spice
  • 1 Tsp Red Chili flakes
  • 1 Tsp Ginger powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 small Onion
  • 1 Scotch bonnet de-seeded and minced
  • 1 Seasoning cube
  • 4 Cups Water

Instructions

  • Cut the Goat meat into cutlets (see note 4). Then rinse thoroughly, transfer the meat into the Pot, add salt, Seasoning cube, habanero peppers and half of the Onion (see note 5) and cook for 30 minutes.
  • Add the pepper soup spice, red chili flakes, Ginger powder, the remaining grated onion, and crayfish. Leave it to cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the uziza leaves and let it simmer for another 5 minutes. Serve hot with Yam, Rice, Bread and more.

Notes

  1. You can substitute dry ginger powder for fresh ginger if you choose.
  2. The amount of peppers you add to the pepper soup depends on your heat tolerance so feel free to increase or reduce the quantity of peppers you use.
  3. You can substitute Uziza leaves or bitter leaves with Parsley, mint leaves or scent leaves; Be sure to wash bitter leaves and drain them when used.
  4. I like to cut the goat meat into cutlets because it cooks faster. You can also easily pick it up with a spoon and eat right away. If You are comfortable with chunky meat in your pepper soup please go with it but it might need to cook for a longer time.
  5. To avoid chunks of Onions in your pepper soup, it’s a good idea to either mince the Onion or use the smaller hole on the grater to grate the Onion. I like to use the later in my pepper soup.

Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 532kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 98g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 303mg | Sodium: 536mg | Potassium: 1678mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2.1mg

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Recipe Rating




Kibai Kwallah

Wednesday 24th of August 2022

I'm a man and I'm learning how to cook because I'd like to relief my wife sometimes from some of the cooking. She however does not not know it's here i get my lectures. Thanks Prof Lola

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Sunday 4th of September 2022

Kibai, so lovely of you. I am sure she will be happy when you start showing your cooking skills. 👍👍👍👍

Loveth

Tuesday 12th of April 2022

Wow Mrs Lola it was so tasty I actually can't believe I did it thanks dearie 😘😋😋😋

Ama

Tuesday 8th of February 2022

My Nigerian boyfriend loves this recipe, my second time! Thank you Lola 🙌🏾

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Sunday 13th of March 2022

Good to hear.

Vanessa Smith

Wednesday 12th of January 2022

What is pepper soup spice?

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Friday 6th of May 2022

Pepper soup spice is a special seasoning that brings out that signature flavor of African pepper soup.

Zee

Tuesday 4th of January 2022

My whole house is sick currently, with sinus infections and cold! Pepper soup it is today! Thank you for your easy to follow recipes!