Some few weeks ago, one of my instagram buddies posted catfish pepper soup and tagged me. Her picture got me drooling and craving. I told her I was going to make mine….. Anyway, long story short, I made catfish pepper soup that night under the pretence that it would help my cold at the time. I tell you what; that pepper soup remains one of the best I have made.
I added some potatoes to the pepper soup and boy oh boy they took the whole dish to another level. The whole thing was ready in half an hour.
What you will need
4-8pcs of catfish
1tbsp cayenne pepper or more
1-2tbsp vegetable oil
1tbsp pepper soup mix (home-made/shop bought)
Seasoning (I used knorr cubes)
Garlic, peeled and sliced
Ginger, peeled and chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 fresh tomato, sliced
Lime or lemon juice
Basil or scent leaves (efirin)
2-3 potatoes, peeled and cut in chunks (substitute with yam)
Wash, clean and gut fish with lime/lemon juice to get rid of the sliminess. Sprinkle with some salt and set aside. also prep the other ingredients too
Place a pan on medium heat, add 1-2 cups of water, pepper soup mix, cayenne pepper, garlic, ginger, onions, seasoning, vegetable oil and bring to boil, this should be around 5 minutes. Add potatoes chunks and continue to boil till potato is about 70% done.
Add catfish to sauce and cook for another 5 minutes. Check for salt and seasoning.
Add sliced tomatoes and chopped basil and cook for another 5 minutes. Do not overcook the fish and stir gently to avoid breaking the fish.
Serve warm and enjoy.x