- In a pot I pour in my chicken broth + chicken and add water enough to cook the soup.
- Add your ground spices- pepper, ataiko, irugeje, iwo, umilo, gbafilo, crayfish and de-seeded Urheri into the pot as well or the pre-made pepper soup spice...I love this brand and that's what I use on days I don't have energy to grind the spices myself.
- I add some chopped fresh pepper, I also add some cameroon pepper and crayfish
- I may use Maggi (depending on how much I used in the chicken broth). Don't forget salt for taste (I love using native salt for traditional soups like this but if you have normal salt, use it. Nothing spoil.
- Cover the pot and allow to cook for about 10 to 15 minutes.
- Now add your prawns, allow cook for 3 minutes.
- Add your chopped okra and beletete. Beletete is optional
- Within 7 minutes your soup should be ready!
- Serve with Eba or Wheat or Starch or any swallow of your choice.
OILLESS OKRA SOUP - GBAGBAFOFO (FITFAM FRIENDLY!)
food Thursday, April 28, 2016
Let me tell you an interesting story of how Bobo, my husband fell hopelessly in love with this soup. On my trip to Warri I bought a lot of my Niger Delta Spices and I had to time to visit a restaurant or two to have my favourite soups, I had Gbagbafofo and promised to make it for my family. Oya oh, we reached lagos and Bobo asks what's for dinner, I say Gbagbafofo, he's like "abeg give me Egusi", I tried to encourage him to go for the Okra but he no gree, so I made two soups, Okra and Egusi.
I noticed as Tito and I were eating our Okra Bobo's eyes was just entering the plate, after trying to resist he told me he wanted to taste...he was a "goner" after the first swallow of Eba. He said "Whaaaaaat??? and you made me eat Egusi???" Una see me see wahala? Is this not the same guy I begged to eat Okra? Since then this Gbagbafofo has become a weekly soup in my house.
Gbagbafofo is a marriage of pepper soup and okra-It's delicious when it's cooked fresh and perfect for rainy days like my day today. If you are team fitfam then this soup is for you #oilless ! Get in here! You can check out this Catfish Peppersoup post for a detailed pepper soup recipe.
Iwo/Ehuru (10) (that's what gives the pepper soup aroma)
Urheri /Uda (2) (you take out the seed and discard)
Umilo/Ulima (2 )
1 Tbs Beletete
Ataiko/Atariko 1/2 tsb (this looks similar to irugeje)
Irugeje (21/2 tsb)
Native Salt/ Regular Salt
King Prawns (Optional)
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Posted by Sisi Yemmie at Thursday, April 28, 2016