How To Cook Afang Soup With Groundnut, Smoked Bush Meat, Smoked Catfish And Beef

A serving of groundnut soup cooked with afang afang leaves and served with pounded yam. I enjoy my soups a bit watery so I added some more water but you can make yours thicker if that's how you like it.
This soup can be cooked with any other vegetable of
choice. I chose okazi (Afang) because I wanted that afang flavour in my soup.


1/4 part Smoked porcupine or any bush meat(Optional)
1kg Beef
1/4 cup Crayfish (optional)
1 pack Stock-fish (optional)
1 medium onion to steam the beef
Salt to taste
3 medium sized Smoked catfish
1 teaspoon ground fresh Pepper
2 Knorr seasoning cubes
2 cups Slightly roasted ground groundnut (peanut)
2 cups cut okazi (afang) vegetable
 Water just enough to cover the meat after steaming, if soup is too thick or getting dry, you can always adjust by adding some more  water while cooking.

BEFORE YOU COOK THIS AFANG SOUP; Make sure the peanuts are ground and ready, Afang vegetable cut and re-cut or roughly pounded after cutting.


  1. Boil beef and dry meat with salt, 1 seasoning cube, pepper  and the onion until meat is almost tender
  2. Add water to cover the meat, check for salt, then add the palm oil now before you cover and let it boil for about 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. If you don't mind fish crumbling, add the washed smoked fish now, add the remaining seasoning cube, add the smoothly ground groundnut. Stir pot, cover and leave to boil for about 4 minutes or until oil, groundnut and other ingredients mix well. If soup base is thicker than you want, leave it for now until after adding vegetables. Some vegetables release juices that can make your soup watery if you are not careful with water addition. This method is same when you cook groundnut with ugu leaves, same method but you get another great taste when afang leaves are replaced with ugu vegetable. By now your soup base should taste great with aroma filling the whole neighborhood. 
  4. Finally, satisfied with the taste and thickness, add your vegetables, stir very well, check again for salt, cover for about 30 seconds, or more if you like your veggies over cooked.  Turn off the heat and serve this delicious soup with any fufu swallow of choice like eba, semovita, weight meal, amala, pounded yam, tuwo, etc.
See step by step cooking pictures below:

Boiling beef and smoked bush meat with onion and salt
Adding water and palm oil to stock
Adding washed smoked cat fish to stock

Adding pepper and seasoning to soup
Adding groundnut to boiling soup
Groundnut boils and mixes with palm oil
Adding pounded afang to soup
Groundnut Okazi soup with smoked bush meat, fish and beef is cooked
vegetable groundnut Soup with a side of pounded yam

Afang vegetable groundnut soup

A plate of okazi groundnut soup with smoked catfish, smoked bushmeat and beef.

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  1. this looks so yummy. makes me wanna eat like right now. lol

  2. Anonymous4/15/2013

    Nice,i always cook this soup, I add more veg and which eva way it turns out yum yum.

  3. One thing about most traditional dishes that are deeply rooted to a particularly people is that they usually have a set of rules regarding it's preparation. The idea is that whenever the name is mentioned, one should already know what to expect.

    Whenever you are trying to cook potatoes and you skip the most important parts that make it Irish stew, a good chef will advice you to call it something else.

    I improvise a lot in the kitchen so I know exactly where you are coming from but it's best to name your own dishes when you try to create something out of a standard traditional dish, after all it is your creation.

    Having said that, I would have called this anything but afang soup.
    An example is a case of afang melon, where the name changed from afang soup just because melon was added to it

    I will be trying your recipe anyway, but just remember that if it isn't afang soup, then it should not be called afang soup :)

    1. Thank you MsJB,
      OK o, I rename it: Afang groundnut soup with bush meat and beef.

  4. Anonymous4/15/2013

    This looks nice.I will try it

  5. ..and here I am sitting at my desk, gazing at this really inviting dish during lunchbreak and wishing I could just call it to life straght from Eya's blog.

    Ok o.

  6. Anonymous4/15/2013

    Looks yummy. Aunty eya where u see bush meat buy for abuja. Hope they did not give u rat and say na bush meat. Lol

    1. What/ hahaha. The bush meat is smoked porcupine, it came all the way from the south.

  7. Anonymous4/15/2013

    Please when are we going to start the secret recipe thing that we said we'll start

  8. Anonymous4/22/2013

    Is dis also called ofe akwu

  9. Anonymous5/06/2013

    Aunty Eya pls what do u mean by slightly roasted ground groundnut?

    1. the peanuts are roasted in fry pan before grinding.

  10. Let's avoid bush meat please, in place of smoked porcupine, you can use beef, lamb or goat meat.


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