Thursday, October 24, 2013

How To Cook Tasty Afang Vegetable Soup With Fried Crayfish

A Pot Of Fresh And Healthy Afang Vegetable Soup
 This is not the first Afang soup post on the blog, there are so many vegetable soup posts already. I decided to add this because I like the sharp taste of fried crayfish in vegetable soups. This method of cooking vegetable soup gives a unique rich taste.

Some people boil Waterleaf or squeeze out the green juice before
adding to soup, well, I don't and it has never hurt us nor changed the taste of my soups. I wash and add waterleaf at the same time with other vegetables cos I can't afford to let my veggies over cook or lose their nutrients. 

Like I always say here, after adding veggies, it is best not to allow the pot boil for long cos that will make your soup watery as the vegetables will bring out all their juices while boiling. 
Serve vegetable soups fresh, green and a bit crunchy.

Ingredients For This Afang Soup:

  • Shredded Afang Vegetables---#500 Naira Worth
  • Water leaf---2 very large bundles
  • Goat meat---1kg
  • Stock Fish--2 packs
  • Dried Catfish--2 large ones
  • Crayfish--1 cup
  • Pepper sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • Seasoning cubes--2 or more depending on your taste buds
  • Palm oil
  • Water
  • Large Snails (optional)
  • Periwinkles (optional)



Boiling washed Goatmeat and washed stock-fish with onion, salt, seasoning and a little water

Meat and stock are ready for cooking to begin

Adding Scrubbed and washed catfish and checking for salt. Cover and bring to a boil. While soup is cooking, fry the ground crayfish and onion in hot oil and add at once or add after adding the vegetables.

Washed Waterleaf and Ground or pounded afang vegetable are added to to the pot when meat is soft enough and everything is cooked. Vegetable should come in only when everything is cooked.

Soup is cooked. The addition of fried crayfish makes this soup taste great and different from the normal afang soup we know. This was packed and kept in the fridge, wasn't served immediately.
Serve vegetable soup with Boiled rice, semovita, wheatmeal, pounded yam, eba or any swallow of your choice.
Enjoy!


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57 comments:

  1. I am so trying dis method,moreso d soup will go down with pounded yam.

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    1. Thank you Bee10, I love afang soup with pounded yam. It goes down very well with soft hot eba too.

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    2. Eya just did abrakatabra cooking here, lemme go 2 d other afang post, learn n cum back here........mayb only den would I understand dis.

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  2. Anonymous10:32 AM

    I'm falling in love with dis blog every day.Thanks Aunty Eya cos I have learnt so much not only cooking but other matters.will try dis method

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    1. Hi Anonymous, we all should thank God Almighty. I have also learnt so much from the blog and am still learning daily. You will enjoy this method, a different flavour for a change. Thank you.

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    2. Thanks Anonymous. We all should thank God Almighty cos I have also learnt so much on the blog and still learning daily. You will like this method, a different flavour for a change.

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    3. Anonymous2:04 AM

      Anty Eya,
      When did you add the crayfish and how did you fry it?

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  3. Pls my people,I read somewhere dt afang vegetable causes miscarriage. Abeg how true is ds? I'm 8 wks pregnant and I really crave it. Replies will be appreciated. Thanks

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    1. Anonymous4:08 PM

      you read a big fat lie. Afang gives vitamin C

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    2. Anonymous4:11 PM

      Am 5 momths gone and afang is my fav soup now

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    3. Sweetheart,.its a lie.veggies are very good for you and the baby.so go ahead and give yourself a treat.
      Somethings in Life should be experienced,Good health is one of such..and that is what "TREVO" is all about..want to know more? Call Seyi Ricketts : 08057318900, add up on 29B4CF30

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    4. Hi Chi, I ate afang soup with all my pregnancies and it didn't hurt one bit. I never liked draw soup while pregnant so afang, egusi and white soup were always my favourite pregnancy soups and no Doctor advised me to drop afang.

      If you can eat other green veggies while pregnant, what makes afang different. The quantity of waterleaf is even more than the okazi itself. I don't think what you read was written by a Pregnancy expert.

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  4. Anonymous12:17 PM

    when was the oil and pepper source used please?

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    1. Yes Sharra is right and the fried crayfish and onion can be added before or after you add the green veggies. To ensure tha green veggies come in last, just add the crayfish and stir or even boil a little before adding vegetables.

      Pepper sauce is added the way you add pepper to your soups, can be added while boiling the meat or later. Picture 5 was when I added my fried crayfish and it's not looking palm oilish because the oil wasn't much.

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  5. Anonymous12:19 PM

    Sorry Pepper sauce*

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    1. I think Aunty Eya's seasoning underneath the 1st picture,included pepper...and the frying of crayfish and onion should be done using palm oil@3rd picture

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  6. Anty which one is Shredded Afang Vegetables, is it ugwu? And I noticed u didn't add oil! Pls reply oo I need to make this asap. For irish potato I know u can mash it up with boiled eggs, but for kids.

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    1. Anonymous4:05 PM

      Afang is diff from ugu. Ask d market women

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    2. Anonymous5:08 PM

      Afang is okazi leaves

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    3. Namesake you guys should do justice to this my maiden name na. Its Ugu, Ugwu is mountain. Peeps then were like "Does your surname mean vegetable?"
      Anyway thanks for the question, was meaning to ask

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    4. Hahaha, afang is okazi it's not ugu. Ugu is flutted pumpkin. I fried my ground crayfish and onion in oil before adding o. Vegetable sellers will show you afang, buy the one that is already cut and still fresh cos some sell dry vegetables.

      Thanks Deborah, yes I know it can be mashed for babies but I am thinking "Is it possible to pound it like yam and eat with soup?

      @Debby, thanks for the correction.

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  7. Anonymous1:13 PM

    Definitely cooking this one on Saturday! Thanks Aunty Eya.

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    1. You are welcome. Thanks too.

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  8. Anonymous3:26 PM

    Eya pls dnt be angry but the food at the background of the page; the fried plaintain, fried egg and baked beans is a No, No for me. Its the most boring food have ever seen and the presentation is not inviting at all. Its so tarcky and the plate design is so ugly rather doesn't wrong plate for wrong food. I prefer the former pix or you can change to another food, maybe one wicked vegetable soup and pouned yam pix. Like coca coal table mat once you see the pix of the food on it you must be hungry. This one no be at all. And pls WC, its my opinion no abuses

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    1. Ok, but some people like it na. It's Ok, I will try another pic and see how it turns out.

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  9. Anonymous4:03 PM

    I disagree with u complainant. This background is d bomb

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  10. Anonymous5:01 PM

    Pls aunty eya and blog readers, help me, am in tears writing this now, I embarked on a journey wit my younger Bro n when we arrived home, cos I Wasn't able to prepare d meal as soon as possible, he ceased my phone, beat me up( have a dislocation) and dragged me on The floor to d kitchen to cook n I'm not exaggerating. He is so rude to our parents n I can't explain what d matter is. I thought he would kill me. Am so scared of home now alone with him cos asuu is keeping him at home and I'm on leave. My parents travelled although they are aware of what happened but I know they can do little or Nothing to salvage d situation cos he's rude to them. Pls what can we do to make him come back to normal life cos to me he is a demon. Is there still hope?

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    1. Adele7:18 PM

      How old is he? He needs prayers and a good walloping in equal measure. SMH nonsense! He sounds like he is possessed. On a serious note though, he needs counselling and prayers. Perhaps you can ask your parents to seek the help of a professional family counselor- let them find out what he is so angry about that makes him act the way he does. In the meantime, avoid him as much as you can and pray for him. Sometimes that's all you can do.

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    2. Your younger brother? My dear pls stay out of his way cos he's demon possessed. And start leaving the house every morning. Tell him your leave is over and visit your friend or travel to somewhere he doesn't know.

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    3. Anonymous11:24 AM

      His attitude is likened to an alcoholic or indian hemp intake. They are usually very aggressive at the slightest provocation and could kill when under the influence. Pls take him into a rehab centre ( they have this dept in every govt hospital). Pls get help fast as he can degenerate beyond this point. Also be cautious in your responses to his demands. Do not exact any kind of force even if hes rude. he could kill at this point. Gud luck.

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    4. Please try to avoid staying around him and talk less in his presence OK? If you have friends you can spend your leave with until your parents are back please leave now and let's see how he cannot cook for him self. Are you his wife? That is how he will go and take somebody's daughter tomorrow and start hitting cos of ordinary food. I guess he cannot even cook ordinary Indomie cos he refused to learn.

      These days men cook too so leave him alone and let him see how easy it is to cook. I refuse to type more.

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    5. Anonymous4:19 PM

      Thank you so much for your responses, am presently on heavy painkillers due to the aftermath of yesterday, for now I avoid him totally n no more cooking for now. He is 20. Thanks a lot aunty eya precious, adele n anon. God bless

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    6. 20?? Dats so silly. Plz like d other person said, I feel he is under d influence of hemp or alc. Plz u people should seek help for him, always rem him in prayers too.. Leave the house for him for now. I just dey imagine my little bro of his age laying his hand on me? Smh

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    7. Ʊ tOo, cook wen Ʊ r 2 cook n stop PING!!!ing......lol

      Pray 4 him and aviod him.

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  11. Anonymous5:46 PM

    You ppl shld take your brother to T B Joshua for deliverance. And Eya its so true the food picture is so boring jor. Not inviting at all.

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    1. Anonymous8:04 PM

      that cheap fone screen is actually the problem

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    2. Anonymous4:13 PM

      The boy might have mental problems, be care ful with him.

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  12. Anonymous7:59 PM

    the food picture is vely vely inviting

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  13. Anonymous8:02 PM

    ur sagem phone is spoiling the sweet background for you o

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  14. Anonymous8:09 PM

    Aunty eyah. The afang soup look gud but when did u add d oil. Abeg hlp us. With ful pix. Thanks.

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    1. Anonymous4:25 PM

      There are other afang soup posts on the blog with more pics. I cook with those ones.
      Google afang okazi soup on wives connection

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  15. Anonymous8:44 PM

    For those asking, when did she add d oil? Go back n read that post again, she said u can add d oil before or after adding d vegetable.

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  16. Anonymous8:45 PM

    Fried plaintain and egg with baked beans, very inviting?? I beg go and sit down jor. I beg put correct soup picture there jor. Na una dey make dis blog no dey grown. Everything wey Eya cook or put is very okay. Have you not heard of constructive criticism before? It will make her better...

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    1. Anonymous8:43 AM

      grown???

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  17. Anonymous1:36 PM

    D food background will remind Eya to pest more on food

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  18. Anonymous1:39 PM

    Post*

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  19. Anonymous3:39 PM

    Ehrnnnnnn, now you are talking. That is called food,just looking at the pix alone and am hungry. That is how a backgroung pix shld be not fried plaintain and egg with baked beans. Omohhhhh see fried rice and chicken naaaaa. Nice one Eya.

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  20. Plz where did u guys see fried plantain and baked beans?what am seeinh here is fried rice with chicken abi na my phone? Hian. Aunty eya plz the background is so inviting and I like it. U guys can ask her to mk the pics more with a plate of soup and not saying she should remove it or its bored. Back to d veg. soup, aunty mi thank u for this soup serz u just saved a soul. My veg. Soup doesn't taste as good as what I buy outside and I hav been using ugu and waterleaf, never knew its okazi veg. Thank u so much. Hmmm! I think u are gradually coming back to full blogging maybe cuz ur girls are back to sch now.

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    1. Anonymous4:11 PM

      Fried plantain with baked beans has been changed to fried rice. Me I liked that one too but this is over inviting..

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    2. Anonymous4:26 PM

      Very nutritious soup

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  21. After shredding the Afang leaves in the market, should I still pound it to paste before using?

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    1. Yes Debbie, how did it go?

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