yam pepper soup


yam pepper soup

This post will show you how to prepare yam pepper soup. In Nigeria, there are many ways to make yam pepper soup. I will show you my two most favorite methods

  1. Yam Recipe with Turkey
  2. Yam Recipe with Catfish

Yam pepper soup is one of the easiest to make Nigerian yam recipes. If you’ve got a tuber of yam for your kitchen but lack idea as to what to make out of it, this delicacy Well, during the last few days I have been talking about extraordinary Nigerian yam recipes and right here I want to speak about considered one of my favourite methods to devour yam

Yam pepper soup with Catfish

The handiest high side impact of this delicious recipe is that it is more highly-priced than opportunity recipes.

The stunning component approximately Nigerian food is the truth that there are distinct methods to make a specific recipe; whether you have very excessive finance or no price range at all, you’ll always emerge as with a beautiful, delicious searching meal.

This yam recipe is quality organized with Catfish – clean Catfish. It is viable to apply the dried Catfish; however, I honestly don’t fancy the give up a product, glaringly due to the fact I have had sufficient of it *winks*.

I made a delicious plate of yam plus Catfish pepper soup and also covered the video. There are several ways to put together this recipe. It is viable to prepare dinner them all together in a single pot, or you can put together just white yam one at a time in a pot, after which put together the catfish pepper soup in another pot and then serve collectively.


I took the second procedure.

Below are the elements for making yam pepper soup; some of them are fundamental components while the relaxation is optional. I used this amount of ingredients to prepare just half of the tuber of yam, approximately 1kg in weight, and 1kg of sparkling catfish. You are loose to increase or lower the substances depending on the wide variety of men and women you are seeking to feed.


  • It might serve about four men and women.
  • Half KG of sliced yam
  • 1 KG Of sparkling catfish (point and kill)
  • A cup of crayfish
  • Utazi Leaves
  • Scent leaves
  • Onions (1 huge bulb)
  • Uziza Leaves (optional)
  • Maggi Cubes (2 cubes)
  • Kitchen glory (beef seasoning; half of the sachet)
  • Lion pepper soup spice (1/2 sachet)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste.

You should buy each lion pepper soup spice and kitchen glory from any grocery store in Nigeria.


Kitchen glory is a popular Nigerian spice used in parboiling meat; however, for a few reasons, it offers me an utterly satisfying taste while used for pepper soup. I extensively utilized other elements you in all likelihood recognize nothing approximately – Lion pepper soup spice, all of which are sold from that meals save (shops) beside your house.

Catfish Method

Like I stated initially, I boiled the yam one by one and also prepared the catfish pepper soup in another pot and served them collectively. It is one of the most desired approaches to make ‘Ji mmiri oku.’ This is the Igbo call for this delicious recipe.

The major part of making this tasty evening dessert is the instruction part, and you need to wash the catfish thoroughly with hot water to do away with the slimy outer layer, which is very important. I discovered that maximum humans wash Catfish with naturally cold water, and throw them into the cooking pot, attempt washing with warm water to see the difference. Please don’t use boiled water, use water at 70 to 80 diploma Celsius.

That is near the boiling factor.

Wash thoroughly, additionally wash and slice the onions, fragrance leaves, utazi leaves, and put together with other ingredients. I used a mortar and pestle to pound the crayfish and sparkling Pepper collectively.

I made the video in particular for catfish pepper soup; however, it sure gives a clear illustration of what you are supposed to do. Let’s proceed.

Transfer the washed Catfish into a cooking pot and start cooking with water that is enough to submerge all components of the fish. It is beneficial to prepare dinner with a small pot that brings the fish-components very near any other; it can also beautify even the distribution of components.

Allow boiling earlier than including a cube of Maggi, salt, and the ground pepper/crayfish. Make sure the ingredients are not suspended at the top. Catfish takes about ten to fifteen minutes to prepare dinner so that you need to add the components early sufficient.

Add the lion pepper soup spice and ‘kitchen glory’ if you have it or another substance of your choice. Also, add the sliced utazi and scent leaves, you could use the dried utazi if you can’t find the sparkling one.

Finally, add the onions and cowl to cook dinner for the following seven to ten mins. You simply made a delicious pot of catfish pepper soup, flavor for salt, Maggi, and Pepper this is one of the common ingredients in cooking.

Yam Pepper Soup Recipe with Turkey


  • 8- 10 Turkey Pieces
  • Chopped Yam
  • Pepper Soup Spice (I used 3 tbsp)
  • Crayfish powder (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Black Pepper
  • Scotch Bonnet Peppers
  • 1 Onion
  • Grated Ginger
  • 2 Knorr chicken seasoning
  • Water 1.five liters
  • Salt to taste


Wash the turkey portions thoroughly, then transfer into a pot, add salt, knorr fowl, grated ginger, chopped onions.

yam pepper soup

Turkey and yam pepper soup

Mix thoroughly, then steam on low heat for 5 minutes.

yam pepper soup

Now, upload the chopped yam, sufficient water to cover, then prepare dinner for 15 minutes. They yam I used here was vintage yam and very though, hence the decision to make dinner in conjunction with the turkey from the start.

yam pepper soup

After 15 minutes, add the scotch bonnet, floor pepper, crayfish, black Pepper. Taste for seasoning, modify it if necessary. Mix, then prepare dinner until both yam and turkey are soft.

yam pepper soup

yam pepper soup

Then upload the heady scent leaves/basil leaves, simmer for two minutes.

yam pepper soup

All done!