Nigerian Soups And How To Make Edikaikong Soup


So allows discuss my personal favorite Nigerian sauces. Regardless if you are a new comer to making Nigerian meals or else you are simply searching to enhance your abilities even more this site is going to do a you plenty of excellent. I wish to concentrate more about sauces eaten in Nigeria, a few of the extremely popular sauces in Nigeria in addition to a tip how I made edikaikong ( an Efik vegetable soup) at times back.

Sauces are essentially offered alongside either eba, fufu, pounded yam or perhaps grain. Yes, I’ve eaten grain with egusi sauces before, not entirely scrumptious however, many Nigerians enjoy it.

Things I am saying is the fact that soup in Nigeria isn’t eaten alone with the exception of rare cases despite the fact that it will you no harm by eating (we are saying lick) only a plate of soup but it might be like just licking a plate of tomato stew with no associated grain or yam.

Getting established the truth that Nigerian sauces aren’t offered alone, I wish to get started with the subject during the day.

You will find different type of sauces produced in Nigeria which egusi soup is actually typically the most popular and broadly eaten. This soup is extremely popular because it may be produced in different recipes by different Nigerian tribes. Nigeria like a country consists of over 200 tribes and ethnic group, hence, the reason behind the number of meals eaten in Nigeria.

I will make a listing of some popular Nigerian sauces after which concentrate regarding how to prepare the most popular Efik vegetable soup – Edikaikong.

The term Edikaikong is definitely an Efik method of saying vegetable soup.

Names of Nigerian sauces.

Egusi Soup

Uha soup

Bitter leaves Soup


Efo Riro


Okra soup

Here is steps to make Nigerian popular vegetable soup edikaikong

Listed here are the elements to make Nigerian edikaikong soup, the elements below would serve near to ten people. You can decrease or increase with respect to the number of individuals you’re searching for everyone not to mention their stomach size.

2 kg of goat meat

Sliced fluted pumpkin (a sizable bowl full)

Sliced water leaves (a sizable bowl full)

2 glasses of periwinkles (optional)

Palm oil (about 25cl)

Dry seafood (2 medium dimensions)

1 cup of crayfish

Pepper and salt to taste.

I love to make edikaikong and many of my sauces with goat meat so let’s begin.

You most likely begin by parboiling the meat with the necessary elements, I love to parboil meat with only a bulb of onion, a cube of maggi, salt and couple of other Nigerian spices or herbs. The positive thing is you can choose your spices or herbs based on taste and selection of aroma.

Allow meat to parboil for five t 10 mins prior to going any more. Increase the water and also the hot-water-cleaned dry seafood, It’s very essential to clean dry seafood with warm water before contributing to your soup, by doing this you’d have the ability to clean off embedded sand. You have to also know you don’t need

Plenty of water with this soup. Actually water must be dried before you decide to add some veggies.

You now are nearly ready for that major part for making edikaikong, the efik popular vegetable soup.

Permit the dry seafood and meat to prepare perfectly before the water is nearly completely dried try not to let it burn. Add about 25cl of red-colored oil (palm oil), add ground crayfish, pepper, salt to taste.

Stir altogether and incorperate your veggies, water levels is going first, then the fluted pumpkin that ought to come 2 to 3 minutes following the water leaves. Prepare the veggies together for around three minutes and you simply designed a scrumptious pot of edikaikong.

Like I stated earlier, edikaikong is a well-liked Efik vegetable soup however cooked and offered in most popular Nigerian restaurants and eateries.