Catfish pepper soup

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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.

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What you will need

4-8pcs of catfish

1tbsp cayenne pepper or more

1-2tbsp vegetable oil

1tbspย ย pepper soup mix (home-made/shop bought)

Seasoning (I used knorr cubes)

Salt

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)

Water

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Method

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, ย 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.

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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.

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catfish pepper soup recipe

Serve warm and enjoy.x

 

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