Efo Riro Soup with shredded beef, pomo, and Baby Tilapia by @ilola

 A Serving Of Efo Riro ,  Fried plantain With Rice.
Efo riro is a meal by the Yorubas.
It is a delicacy actually. I love it because if the variety of ways we can use it, with swallow or boiled rice.
Ingredients for efo riro soup:

Palm Oil
Grinded pepper
Green Vegetable

Shredded beef and pomo
Shredded baby tilapia
Meat stock

Shredded beef, pomo, baby tilapiia

Meat stock

Grinded pepper and vegetable

 Direction for efo riro:
1. Get all ingredients ready, including shredded beef, pomo, and baby tilapia
2. Pour a little palm oil in the pot on fire, and let it heat up, till the viscosity is reduced
3. Add a little pepper to the oil, and let it fry
4. Add salt, seasoning cubes, and meat stock to the pepper. Let the pepper fry just a little more for the meat stock to do its work. Taste to see if you are fine with the taste.
5. Add the shredded beef, pomo, baby tilapia, and onions, and stir. Let it fry for about one minute
6. Add the vegetable to the combination, and stir immediately till it has been fully immersed in the thick paste.
7. Cover the pot, and let the vegetable settle in the combination. Take the pot of the fire, and serve with desired meal.

N.B: I used shredded beef, pomo, and baby tilapia to spice the soup up because that is what was available in my freezer. You can use whatever you choose to. Using dried prawns would give you a wonderful version of Efo Riro 

heated palm oil

Add pepper to heated palm oil.
 added onions, fish and pomo
 Ingredients Boil and cook in the pepper sauce
 Added Green Vegetables
 stirred vegetables in pepper sauce
 cooked Efo Riro
Boiled Rice
 Plantain Frying
Ready Plantain
 Healthy Efo Riro With Rice
 Efo Riro Served Hot
N.B: I used shredded beef, pomo, and baby tilapia to spice the soup up because that is what was available in my freezer. You can use whatever you choose to. Using dried prawns would give you a wonderful version of Efo Riro 

Atilola Moronfolu

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  1. One of the simplest naija soups, and I love it. Thanks for the recipe :)

  2. Queen Bee2/20/2013

    I Like this particular recipe for Efo riro,with all the swagalicous 'condiments,its worth giving a try!cos most others seem too plain to me.
    welldone lola.
    If one is using the dried prawns,can u still put d fish,meat etc?

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    2. Yes, you can add other things if you add dried prawns. The good thing about Efo Riro is that you can add whatever extras you want.

  3. Anonymous2/20/2013

    Hmmmmm, thumbs up. Looks nice n straight forward. Lizzy

  4. Anonymous2/20/2013

    Yummy! Did u soak ur vegetable in warm water?

    1. Looks like the veggies were soaked in warm water, but, not to worry, @ilola will be here shortly, OK?

    2. No, it wasn't soaked. I just washed, and kept in the freezer. On the day I cooked this, I brought it out and took a little part of it.

  5. Anonymous2/21/2013

    Pls make me believe dat bowl contains pepper and tomato, cos if its pepper alone, its plenty oh.

    1. I also think it's pepper and tomatoes. @ilola may have to tell us o.

    2. I used grinded pepper (Tomatoes, Rodo and tatase)

  6. Chichi2/21/2013

    anti Eya good morning ooooo pls invite me through the screen.

    1. Hi Chichi, you are cordially invited through the screen.

  7. Anonymous2/21/2013

    What kind of green vegetable is d best to use?
    i wud definately try it
    Thanks 4 sharing

    1. This vegetable looks like ugu (fluted pumpkin). I'm not sure, @ilola will tell us sha. A little patience please.

    2. You can use green, ugwu, soko, etc. As for me, I used green.

  8. Anonymous2/21/2013

    I feel the efo riro would not be complete with using locust beans, iru woro. It brings out good aroma which is inviting for the efo.and come to think about it, tilapia fish is so bony, wldnt the bones make the efo dangerous to eat?*wink*

    1. No naa, the second picture shows all the bones she picked.

    2. Some peeps are not fans of iru na. I removed the bones, and remember it is baby tilapia, the bones are not fully developed.

  9. @ilola! Now I'm hungry!Smh. Lol.

    Thanks for sharing.

  10. looks goody... :)..

    olowo sibi....

  11. I tried the efo, adding ata rodo and tatase without tomatoes, but with a large bulb of onion. It was nice!


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