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Nigerian pepper soup

Nigerian Pepper Soup

Nigerian Pepper soup is one of the popular soups we have in Africa, especially in Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, and let me say in most parts of West Africa Countries. There are different variations of this soup but I'm sure going to introduce you to the best of them.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Nigerian, African
Keyword: Nigerian pepper soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Tinuola


  • Cooking pot


  • 1 kg Goat Meat
  • 4 Seasoning cubes
  • salt to taste
  • 1 onion
  • 1 root fresh ginger or powder
  • 1 clove garlic or powder
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoon crayfish
  • 3 tablespoon Pepper Soup Spice
  • 2 tablespoon Cameroonian Pepper
  • 2 scotch bonnet pepper
  • 3 cups water


  • Grab your food processor or blender if you are using fresh ginger and garlic. Add them together with the onions and the vegetable oil. Blend them all together otherwise, you can grate only the onion.
  • Place your cooking pot on medium heat, add the washed goat meat, salt, seasoning powder, (cubes) 1 scotch bonnet pepper, add the onion, garlic, and ginger paste.
  • Then mix everything together thoroughly. Cover and allow to cook until tender (Do not add water at this point, just allow the goat meat to sweat out its own juice. The process helps to build up the meat flavor and broth)
  • After it is well cooked, add 3 cups of water and the remaining ingredients: pepper soup spice, grounded crayfish, Cameroonian pepper, and the remaining scotch bonnet pepper
  • At this stage, you can taste for seasoning and salt, if more is required add and stir.
  • Cover and allow everything to get incorporated for 10-15 minutes still on medium heat. You can add more water if the need be.
  • Now grab your plates and serve yourself, friends, and family with the best Nigerian pepper soup.


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.9g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 599mg