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How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by pocohantas(f): 4:00pm On Jan 13
Nsala soup, also called white soup is a delicious soup in Igbo land. It is the only soup made without palm oil, so it tends to look like a slightly thick pepper soup.

You can use fresh catfish, that is what is surd traditionally, but I don’t like fish, so I decided to use goat meat and assorted meat.


WHAT YOU WILL NEED
-Goat meat
-Assorted cow meat
-Dry fish
-Stockfish
-Uziza seed
-Uda
-Ehuru (African nutmeg)
-Yam
-Dry crayfish/prawn
-Fresh pepper
-Seasoning cubes
-Ogiri (optional as I didn’t use in mine)
-Uziza leaves
-Utazi leaves
-Salt

Pic 1: Some of my basic ingredients
Pic 2: Local spices
Pic 3: Meat (goat meat and assorted cow meat)
Pic 4: Raw yam

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Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by pocohantas(f): 4:01pm On Jan 13
PREPARATION
Start by peeling and boiling the yam, then you go ahead to pound in a mortar. The yam serves as thickener. DON’T SALT THE YAM BEFORE BOILING.


Do well to roast your ehuru. You can put in a frying pan and roast. •

After that, grind or pound your uziza seed, uda and ehuru together. Be careful with the uziza seed as it is spicy. If you have pepper soup spice, you can use it.

Grind or pound your crayfish too.

Slice your uziza and utazi leaves.

Set all of them aside…

Pic 1: Pounded yam, you can use a food processor for this.
Pic 2: How I roasted my ehuru, works for me
Pic 3: Local spices pounded together
Pic 4: Sliced leaves. You need just small, it shouldn’t overwhelm the soup

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Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by pocohantas(f): 4:01pm On Jan 13
NOW TO THE COOKING

STEP 1: Put all your meat and dry fish into a pot, season them properly and allow it to cook till it is tender. The tougher ones should go first.


STEP 2: When they are all properly cooked, add water to the pot. This should depend on the quantity of soup you want to make and most importantly, the quantity of your thickener.


STEP 3: Allow the pot to boil for some more minutes, then you go ahead to add your fresh pepper, crayfish and local spices. Please the local spices should be added first, check for the spiciness before adding fresh pepper.



STEP 4: Allow to boil for some minutes, then you add your pounded yam.


STEP 5: After some minutes, your pounded yam should have dissolved.

Pic 1: All my meat ready for cooking. I used a pressure pot to tenderize the tough ones.

Pic 2: Added more water

Pic 3: Added the pounded yam

Pic 4: What your pot should look like when it dissolves.

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Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by pocohantas(f): 4:01pm On Jan 13
STEP 6: Go ahead and add your uziza and utazi leaves sparingly. Check for seasoning and adjust if necessary. Give it two minutes and turn off the heat. Serve with your favourite swallow.

Source: My Food Blog

What would you have this with?

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Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by pocohantas(f): 4:02pm On Jan 13
Izzou I don’t want to see you on this thread. angry

Mariangeles you are welcome. Just say you no dey chop swallow.

Cc: Mynd44/Lalasticlala

cheesy cheesy

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Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by JaneYave(f): 4:10pm On Jan 13
Tantalizing! If you want to remember any occasion, cook inviting White soup.. If you want blessings rendered to your cooking, cook delicious white soup!

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Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by pocohantas(f): 4:16pm On Jan 13
JaneYave:
Tantalizing! If you want to remember any occasion, cook inviting White soup.. If you want blessings rendered to your cooking, cook delicious white soup!

Really? Naso e serious reach? cheesy

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Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by blinking001(m): 4:18pm On Jan 13
Poco and food be like siamese twins

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Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by MANNABBQGRILLS: 4:19pm On Jan 13
Oh la la. tongue

Simply delicious....

Let's input the history of Ofe Nsala (White Soup)


Ofe Nsala (Nsala Soup) is a delicious soup, popular in the eastern part of Nigeria. It is also known as ‘‘white soup” because of its light color, due to the absence of palm oil.

The authentic Nsala soup recipe calls for fresh whole Cat Fish, which gives this soup its unique taste. But in the absence of whole catfish, catfish fillets or conger eel can be used.

Ofe Nsala is also similar to Afia Efere, which is the Efik-style white soup, but the extra condiments added to Afia Efere is what differentiates it from Nsala.



feeloscar:
Goat meat Afia Efere was my favorite during my stay in Uyo, AKS, followed by Ataama ie Baanga soup. Fisherman's soup is another good one.
Fisherman soup is one of the best kinda soup on the face of the earth.
We got to find out that different countries that love seafood have a way of preparing theirs also.
Always delicious tongue

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Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by MANNABBQGRILLS: 4:19pm On Jan 13
pocohantas:

What would you have this with?
2 candidates.

1. With pounded yam.

2. With Semolina

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Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by felong(m): 4:19pm On Jan 13
Nsala, very delicious soup. But Poco I thought it's been cooked with chicken, didn't know you can cook it with goat and beef.

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Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by driand(m): 4:20pm On Jan 13


I don't like this babe,... She's only good at causing problems in my life...

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Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by The5DME(f): 4:21pm On Jan 13
This woman, you like food oh!

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Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by Kentuforchrist(m): 4:22pm On Jan 13
It very delicious
Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by MANNABBQGRILLS: 4:22pm On Jan 13
The5DME:
toto

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Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by inoki247: 4:23pm On Jan 13
All this 3D food u go try cook am for house now e no go fine like the one u see online...

Na foods with Filter we dey see online now....

if u buy Indomie na different picture dem go draw for d body if u cook am na something else u go get....

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Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by vincentjk(m): 4:23pm On Jan 13
You see most igbo kids looking plumpy and tend to have rampant growth and growing out of their age and you still wonder the secret behind this?

Eat ofe nsala back to back then watch the magic grin

Igbo amaka biko

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Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by munachiso58(m): 4:23pm On Jan 13
this looks yummy and appetizing........i will think about it......can 5k do it

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Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by seankafor(m): 4:23pm On Jan 13
My throats is dripping right now..

See what you be caused embarassed

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Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by ekeneokwologu(m): 4:24pm On Jan 13
I just girls that can cook. Biko if you can cook send me mails.
Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by mariahAngel: 4:24pm On Jan 13
Poco nwa keep on doing it.

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Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by Hambivert: 4:24pm On Jan 13
Many of us are sparogative foodies but pretend not to be. However, I always wonder why the pretenders still keep up with the pretense even when the nation itself is hungry.

However, there are different levels to being a foodie. Some people are bigger foodies than I am. That being said...


Nne, shey I can get just tasting?

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Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by futurerex: 4:25pm On Jan 13
...and this make front page

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Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by onomeabuja: 4:25pm On Jan 13
pocohantas:


Pic 1: Some of my basic ingredients
Pic 2: Local spices
Pic 3: Meat (goat meat and assorted cow meat)
Pic 4: Raw yam
Madam i take God beg u, make una de stop all this picture food 4 NAIRALAND( Hunger De )
i knw say ya place far " bt i fit trek am " invite me come chop(hunger get enemy) biko eh

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Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by Biingoo: 4:25pm On Jan 13
Rubbish!

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Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by Chriso2: 4:25pm On Jan 13
Abeg wetin be ehuru, is it d nutmeg we dey buy 50 naira for market?
Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by Biingoo: 4:26pm On Jan 13
seankafor:
My throats is dripping right now..

See what you be caused embarassed
How was your neco result Mr Darlington? cheesy

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Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by mariahAngel: 4:26pm On Jan 13
futurerex:
...and this make front page

People pay for this kind of stuff dear. Appreciate. smiley

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Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by MelesZenawi: 4:27pm On Jan 13
Inasmuch she did well in preparing the soup , I took an exception towards her neglecting vital Ingredients for the Ofe nsala.

No man will tolerate such traditionally in his compound.
Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by Paxxcarl(m): 4:27pm On Jan 13
one of my favorite soups

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Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by Biingoo: 4:27pm On Jan 13
felong:
Nsala, very delicious soup. But Poco I thought it's been cooked with chicken, didn't know you can cook it with goat and beef.
It is best cooked with fish preferably catfish or croaker

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