How To Cook Nigerian White Soup With Beef, Cow Skin And Smoked CatFish

Nigerian white soup served with hot pounded yam.
This Nigerian white soup is best enjoyed with poundo, starch, semovita, wheatmeal  or not too soft Amala. I don't
enjoy it with Eba. To thicken this soup, pounded yam or cocoyam (the type used for cooking onugbu bitter leaf soup) can be used. White soup cooks fast, so, it's best to get all the ingredients ready before you commence cooking.

The thickness of this soup depends on what you want. The more the pounded yam dropped in the soup, the thicker it gets. After adding the pounded yam or pounded cocoyam, it is best to check often, else your soup can get too thick ( turn to potorpotor). I like it with cocoyam too because of the slightly slimy texture that pounded cocoyam adds to the soup. Other ingredients like periwinkles and stock-fish can be added if you wish.

Cooking this Nigerian white soup with goat meat is like the best. I like that goat meat flavor in white soups. To change the flavor, sometimes I cook  with goat meat. I don't really enjoy chicken in soups, except I have to dry or fry chicken dry before adding. I like my soups with beef or goat meat and chicken left for tomato stew or chicken soup

This white soup was so very tasty I couldn't resist taking more than a handful. The kids also ate well because I did not cook with much pepper. Remember, uziza makes the soup more peppery, watch your pepper...
Boiling washed beef with onion and salt
Adding washed cow skin (pomo) to the cooked beef
Adding water from the boiled yam and more salt to taste
Ingredients For Nigerian white soup:
  1. Beef
  2. Salt
  3. Onion to steam the beef
  4. kpomo
  5. Boiled yam stock
  6. Palm oil (Very very optional)
  7. Pepper sauce or ground pepper
  8.  Seasoning cubes
  9. Locust beans
  10. Smoked fish
  11. Pounded yam
  12. Hot leaf (Uziza)
  13. Uziza seeds
Adding a few drops of palm oil to white soup
Just a few drops of Palm oil
Hot leaf (uziza) for white soup

Dry uziza seeds

Dry Uziza seeds
Adding ground pepper with knorr seasoning cubes to white soup
Adding ground locust beans to soup
Adding smoked catfish to boiling pot of Nigerian white soup
Checking for salt and soup taste while soup boils. Most times I reduce the heat before taking pictures so that vapour doesn't cloud the food
Adding a little pounded yam as a thickener to white soup
Adding hot leaf (uziza)  and 10 ground uziza seeds to white soup
Check for salt, Stir soup and allow to complete cooking
White soup boils and thickens
Nigerian white soup is cooked and ready to be served
Hot White soup with pounded yam
Nigerian white soup with a side of pounded yam
Try not to add smoked fish early as you will find no piece to chew. Add smoked fish in the middle of the cooking. For fish eaters like me, the best way to enjoy beef  is to cut into smaller pieces so that it cooks very very well inside. That way you don't get to smell the beef thing in your throat while eating.
Enjoy!
CLICK BELOW TO SEE OTHER WHITE SOUP RECIPES ON THE BLOG:

  1. Fisherman white soup with stock-fish and crayfish
  2. How to cook white soup with goat meat
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Comments

  1. MizOsa06:14

    Nice.But dnt tink I can mk dis.Dntlike d yam water dat ws used in boiling d meat. But it looks great

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    1. No Mizosa, u can use tapwater. D yam water is not really necessary.

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    2. The yam water wasn't used to boil the meat.

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  2. The yam water wasn't used 2 boil d meat o.....

    I so love dis meal. Mum is Deltan and this is one meal we prepare @ any time of d day...hehehehe.

    Some Newyear days too, this is what Mum gives some families as again d usual rice....

    Eya, pls do Banga soup with diced chicken..

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    1. Anonymous08:23

      *against*

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    2. Thanks Omoge, noted.

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  3. Aunty Ojay, am so making this for the home today, me likey, I would testify later* Winks*

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    1. Thank you LNC, Please don't forget o

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  4. Anonymous08:36

    White soup with palm oil, dats new o!!

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    1. It's not new, can be cooked without or with a few drops for of oil 4 a slight change in colour.

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  5. Anonymous08:44

    Our white soup we don't put oil,it's just exactly but no oil,I know some rivers peeps use oil,but deltans don't.

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  6. Anonymous10:33

    Please, can you take a picture of uziza seed and post it?

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    1. Ok, I'll do that, but I don't have any at home right now. Just give me this week pls.

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    2. I just added two pictures of uziza seeds. Thanks to Peach for sending me the pics.

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  7. Funke10:51

    Nice one Eya. Pls,I use uziza leaves,but never knew that it has seeds! Pls what does it do for soups and what does it look like? Thanks.

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    1. Thank you Funke. Te seeds have a stronger uziza flavour than the leaves. Cooking with the seeds alone will still give you that uziza taste. I like to combine the two. Those who sell uziza leaves also sell the seeds, ask them.

      As soon as I get some, I'll upload the pics.

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    2. Funke14:56

      Thank you Eya! I keep learning on this blog everyday. God bless you.

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    3. Hi Funke, I just added the pics of uziza seeds. All thanks to peach, she sent the pics to me.

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  8. Anonymous11:42

    Nice one Eya. I make mine similar to the way u make yours. I also use yam water but I don't add palmoil. That's y it is called white soup because oil is usually not added to it. Keep up d good work. Hv a great wkend.

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    1. Thank you, yes, without oil tastes great too.

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  9. Hi aunty Eya, nice job u're doing. I noticed you didn't add crayfish was it replaced by the locust bean? And wat if you don't eat locust bean (I believe it's the same thing as Ogiri) can one go ahead to use the crayfish?
    Thank you

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    1. Hi MsEzed, I didn't want crayfish flavour to overpower the locust beans. If you don't eat locust beans, fine, you can cook without it.
      Ogiri is different from locust beans. Ogiri is already processed, wrapped in leaves and tied with a rope whereas locust beans is dadawa. You can pound or just cook the beans like that.

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  10. Peppersoup flavours are missing. I prefer white soup with the peppersoup taste, I think it tastes better that way. Unless of course this is a diff variation of white soup. Nice

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    1. Yea, buy Eya added the Uzizi seeds, what's left I think is the Utazi and aligator pepper, there is sumtin again...I don't know d name though.

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    2. @Man_eater and Omoge, pepper soup is different from white soup. I don't eat pepper soup with any swallow. I just enjoy my meat and drink the soup with a spoon.
      White soup only needs uziza seeds and leaves. Pepper soup spices are exclusively for pepper soup.

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  11. Never heard of this soup before, I guess I shall try this someday.

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    1. Yeah African Genes, if you like swallows, then you'll enjoy the soup. Pls try it.

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  12. Praise God! there is food today....

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    1. Hahahaha, God is good, to him be all the glory.

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  13. Nice one Auntie, I usually make mine this way but without palm oil, also sometimes I add pepper soup spice just to give it more kick and flavour.

    I particularly like the Fishermans White Soup recipe because I am more of sea food person.

    Well done auntie.

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    1. Thank you AyaOba, I have never tried adding pepper soup spices to white soup. I think I should try now.
      Thank you.

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  14. Anonymous18:39

    Thanks for the Great work you are doing. Pls can one use Ugu leave in case you doesn't eat Uziza?

    Please i also need the pictures of the locust beans beacuse i have not seen it before. Thanks

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    1. If you are using ugu leaves, just one or two leaves are OK. Locust beans is dadawa. The market women call it dadawa.
      I will try and upload the pics.

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  15. Eya you got me wrong. I never said you should use peppersoup for swallow. I used to hate white soup so much that I would refuse to eat it. I was wondering how one will use yam i.e. Pounded yam to eat a soup thickened wit yam till a friend in law sch then convinced, infact forced me to try it. Today it's my best soup. It's d only soup I order when I'm eating out.
    We igbos call it nsala. I have never seen where it is done without peppersoup spices (all of them mixed together), infact it tastes so bland without it the few times I've eaten it. What attracted me d first day was the peppersoup taste and plenty meat (lol).
    Please I'm not in anyway saying urs isn't good. If there's anything I've learnt on this blog, it's that you cook according to your personal taste.
    God bless you. Keep up the good work.

    P.S ground peppersoup spices are sold in d local market now and is very common. No need to buy each seperately and start pounding or blending.

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    1. You didn't have to explain anything naa, May be you did not understand me. I thought you and Omoge didn't know the difference and was trying to explain. No wahala at all.

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  16. Aunty Eya do u mean okpeyi: round or flat shaped locust beans

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    1. No, okpeyi is different. Locust beans is called dadawa. looks like pieces of cooked beans that you need to grind or pound before cooking.

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  17. Anonymous07:21

    Anty Eya. Thank u so much for the white soup recipe. I hv alws longed to learn to cook it bt no one wants to teach me.

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  18. Anonymous16:37

    Thank you so much,i so much like the soup but i have never try it,with this,i will try it this weekend

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  19. Anonymous21:36

    I shall practice this soup

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  20. peculiar n.11:18

    Eya thanks for reminding me of this delicacy once again!My son especially loves to see me prepare it on a weekend.Its really yummy !!!

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  21. OUR OWN WHITE SOUP WE DONT PUT OIL.......

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  22. Anonymous13:52

    Great recipe! Can processed yam flour (poundo yam)with brands like ola-ola or ayoola be used for thickening?will it work?

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  23. Peace10:18

    It is actually called white soup because there is no oil
    i cook with freshly killed chukcken and it is beautiful

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  24. Anonymous11:18

    Great, as a professional bachelor i tried this cooking myself and invited one of my hard to get girlfriend to hv a taste n behold she proposed to marry me before i do....lol..Ofe nsala has ended my professional bachelorhood..thanks for d post...the pic was a greate guide for men.....cuz i had to print the picture to d market...lol

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