How To Cook Edikang Ikong Vegetable Soup With Crunchy Snails

A serving of vegetable soup with crunchy snails, smoked cat fish, stock fish and crayfish
Nigerian Vegetable soups can be cooked with any meat of your choice and there are many methods of cooking this soup.  I cooked this with more water leaf than ugu vegetable and it turned out really tasty and fresh. 

There are many vegetable soup recipes on the blog. I am posting this because
it's a bit different from the ones we have already. Vegetable soups are very nutritious and can be served alone with a spoon or served with foofoosemo, wheatmealeba, pounded yam etc.

INGREDIENTS:
1 Small bunch ugu vegetable
1 very large bunch waterleaf
8 large snails
2 medium sized smoked catfish
1 kg goat meat
Palm oil
1/2 cup of crayfish
Pepper sauce
Onion to boil meat
2 seasoning
cubes
Salt
Water 
Boiling washed goat meat and stock-fish with onion and salt

Adding pepper sauce to boiling meat
Adding  some water and washed smoked cat fish to soup

Adding palm oil to soup

Adding roughly ground crayfish to boiling soup

Adding seasoned boiled crunchy snails to soup with the snail little stock

Adding vegetables to cooked soup. Ugu and water leaf were washed together
Enjoy with some swallow!

A serving of yummy nutritious vegetable soup
Enjoy your lunch!

Comments

  1. Wow! vewy yummy.
    bookmarked already.

    ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

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    1. Thanks Bonario, may you have time to prepare all your bookmarked dishes.

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    2. Alice21:56

      Aunty Eya, nice one. Although I have never tasted snail even though I live in port harcourt, I can't just bring myself to eat it. You are simply the best. God bless ya.

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    3. Hi Alice start with peppered ones sold at restaurants, you may like them

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  2. Anonymous12:28

    This is an old post. Anty eya, wetin de happen?

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    1. Noo, not an old post. I cooked this soup last weekend. There are many vegetable soup posts on the blog but not cooked with "snails" that's why I published this.

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    2. I prefer using cameroon pepper for this soup..it gives it special taste and aroma..

      Soup looks yummy

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    3. Shayor@Soup-a Bowl20:26

      Correct! Me too

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    4. Thanks Mama Ijebu and Shayor. Where can one get the Cameroon pepper?

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    5. Don't know about Abuja, but in lagos here,I normally buy mine from those women dat sell igbo/Calabar food ingredent.. U know those women dat sell stock fish, crayfish,ugwu and even grind egusi for u if u buy it from them.. U should ve them @ ur market in abj.. Just ask dem for cameroon pepper.. U can get the dry or fresh ones. its very pepperish so if u are going to use for say d size of soup u made above, two pieces will be ok, just grind with cray fish and follow the same step u used above... Cheers

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  3. Anonymous12:31

    Looks delicious. Pls i need to surprise my hubby on hs birthday but i don't hv enough savings. Pls i nid advice,

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    1. You can cook the soup without snails and stockfish. Just do with beef, smoked fish and crayfish and your soup will still be very tasty especially if you make a snmall pot 9quantity).

      Just go with what you can afford for now, go for a small cake and less expensive items. He will appreciate them. Men don't really need that much o. If you kill yourself spemding so much, he might tell you that you shouldn't have spent that much on him. If you can get him nice slippers, a new pajamas, nice set of boxers or singlets ( NOT WIFE BEATER SINGLETS PLS, The short sleeved ones) or a beautiful bottle of aftershave, plus a card, he will love them.

      Go within your means OK?

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    2. Anonymous09:19

      Tnx aunty

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    3. Lizzy13:52

      Lol@ wife beater singlet, what is wife beater singlet aunty Eya?

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    4. Haha, the ones with no sleeve. Tiny strap

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  4. Looks yummy! Aunty eya, its like you really love snails O :)

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    1. Thank you Dobby, yes I love snails but when I eat too much at a time, they begin to turn me off until after some time. I don't like meat so snails and fish are my fav.

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  5. Nice one anty, but snail is a no no no for me.

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    1. Thank you Debby, yes I understand. There are people around me who can't even touch the shell of a dead snail. When I cook snails, I don't give them. I wish you can try cos they are very good and nutritious especially when one is cuting off red meat.

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  6. Yummy, I'm cooking dis tomorrow.

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    1. Thanks Chidinma, have fun cooking.

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  7. Anonymous16:36

    I feel like taking it for lunch. Well done. BB

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    1. Hi BB, hope you enjoyed your lunch?

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  8. Oh larwd, Maka Y? This is so inviting

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    1. Thank you LNC. The taste is also very tempting.

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  9. Well done Aunty!
    Looks delicious!

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    1. Thank you Chicadimples. Please don't add this much water to yours if you like thick soups. start with just two glasses of water for a big pot of soup.

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  10. Anonymous19:06

    This is a gorgeous dish. Hehehe. Na so dem dey talk for Master Chef Australia. I feel like this qualifies. Yummy...Aunty, we have a similar style of cooking. Maybe I will send in a recipe soon. I have some pics, but I forgot to use correct pot. Na my old faithful, and hubby thinks dem go laff me. Lol. Take care.

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    1. I love Master Chef Australia, I love junior Master Chef even more. The way those kids cook eh, they make me feel ashamed of myself. You feel this qualifies?? Thanks so much.

      Similar style of cooking? I love that. Pls send in your pics, no one will laugh, tell hubby that he won't see even one sarcastic or yabbis comment on your food post.

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  11. Pls share. No laughter we promise

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  12. Looks nice n fresh. I like!

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    1. Hi Virtuosity. Thanks for the like.

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  13. Anonymous07:28

    Sumptous soup n am sure tastes great too. In oda news! anty Eya u too gbasky o,u nid to mentor we upcoming wives on serious of advise, homekeeping evry evry *winking# . i love d advise u gave d lady dt wants to buy stuf fr her oga @d top. No need enterin debts to impress a man, bt gettin gud n realistic gifts. God bless u. Mrs.OO

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    1. Thank you Mrs OO, God is our strength. Many times u want to get a gift for oga but can't think of anything he needs.

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  14. See me beggin aunty Eya to adopt me oh.

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    1. Yes Amirah. Adopted, signed, sealed, DELIVERED to me.
      Thanks

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  15. Anonymous23:03

    I usually add my water leaf first, cover d pot and allow it to boil 4 a while...then I add the ugu leaf...this is 2 remove that slippery feel when eating this soup.

    BeBe

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    1. Hi Bebe, with that method u need to squeeze out the slime in waterleaf b4 cooking or boil waterleaf separately till dry before adding.

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  16. I usually wash my waterleaf and squeeze just the way we do bitterleaf to get all the slimy water out before using. So like anty Eya said, a bunch of waterleaf won't do for dis size of pot oh! By the time u finish squeezing maybe only one spoon will remain. I use like 3-4 bunches. Lol
    I usually squeeze it so dt my pot of soup won't be so watery, I like my afang and edikang Ikong very thick.
    Nice one anty eya. Will substitute snails for ponmo.

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  17. Anonymous23:41

    Kai! I cooked the soup without reading the comments. Tastes great, (thank you Eya), but was so so watery! If I'd read the comments, I'd have known that I have to squeeze the waterleaves 1st. Was wondering how yours turned out that thick.
    Oh well! Thank you for the recipe, the soup was enjoyed, even in its watery state! :D

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  18. Anonymous11:05

    Anty Eya, how do you squeeze water leaf . is it the same way we squeeze bitter leaf? BB.

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