BITTER LEAF SOUP (USING OFFOR OR ACHI)

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Recipe for 4 servings:

1 onion (crushed)

1 tablespoon offor or achi powder

1 big bunch bitter leaf (shredded and washed)

1 kilogram beef and assorted meat

1 large smoked  or dry fish (washed)

1 large stockfish (washed)

3 tablespoons ground crayfish

2 cooking spoons palm oil

Salt and seasoning to taste

2 pieces cameroun or nsukka yellow pepper (crushed)

Method:

  • Wash and season the meats.
  • Add enough salt, seasoning to taste and onion.
  •  Cook until tender.
  • In another pot, cook the fish, stockfish and crayfish, including the seasonings and salt to taste.
  • Allow  to cook properly to produce the stock.
  •  Add the crushed pepper to the pot.
  • Pour the offor or achi into a deep bowl, add the palm oil and stir into the boiling pot.
  • Pour in the cooked meat, simmer and cook for two  minutes.
  • Cover until the colour becomes lighter.
  • Uncover, simmer, stir and aadd the washed bitter leaves.
  • Stir gently and simmer for 60 seconds .
  • Taste for salt and pepper.
  • Remove from heat and serve with any swallow.
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