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Nigerian White Soup, cooked without meat, served with Food processor pounded yam

Fisherman white soup with a side of pounded yam.
Fisherman white soup is cooked with assorted seafood. Meat is
not added. It is very delicious and highly nutritious too. This soup cooked in 27 minutes from when I turned on the cooker.

FISHERMAN WHITE SOUP RECIPE

Ingredients for this fisherman white soup:

  • 1 medium pack Stock fish ears
  • smoked catfish
  • 1/3 cup ground crayfish
  • 1/2 kilo shrimp (Optional)
  • 1 cup periwinkle (Optional)
  • 1 teaspoon palm oil (Optional)
  • 2 teaspoons ground fresh pepper
  • a handful pounded yam (2 small morsels)
  • 2 seasoning cubes
  • 1 tablespoon Locust beans (optional)
  • A handful preserved hot leaf ( You can use fresh uziza leaves. I couldn't find any at this time)
  • salt to taste
  • About 3 cups water from the boiled yam to start with, you can adjust later by adding more if needed. 

Cooking steps for fisherman white soup:



  1. The washed stock fish is put in a pot of water from the boiled yam that is already pounded. It boils.
  2. A few drops of palm oil are added with ground pepper, seasoning and salt. covered and allowed to boil
  3. The bone picked and washed smoked fish is added and allowed to boil
  4. ground crayfish is added, stirred and covered to boil
  5. Small lumps of pounded yam are added and covered
  6. I saw that the pot was drying fast after I added the yam. I added some more water to the pot.
  7. heated the preserved hot leaf (uziza), crushed in between my palms and added. Stirred properly and allowed to cook. I still continued to stir and check for salt and seasoning, until the cooking is done.
  8. Served with very smooth, soft and well pounded yam 
Making smooth and fluffy pounded yam with my food processor in seconds. Can't remember when last I made ponded yam with mortar and pestle when my food processor can do it even better sef. Follow these links For step by step pics onhow to make MYpounded yam with a food processorOnome's pounded yam in a food processor
 manually pounding yam
 excess water from boiled yam to be used in cooking the soup. This is not really necessary, can be cooked with any clean water, lolz
 adding washed stock fish ears to the pot


 Add  a few drops of palm oil
 add seasoning and salt to taste
 add  bone picked, washed smoked cat fish


 add ground crayfish
 add a little pounded yam as thickener
 added some more water when I noticed the pot was getting dry
 heating preserved dry hot leaf since there is no fresh one available. It's better with fresh hot leaves and ground seeds 
 crushed the hot leaf and added to the boiling pot
 hot leaf boils and mixes well in the soup
 yam begins to disintegrate and thicken the soup. Cover and continue to check
and stir frequently
until it's thick enough for you.
a serving of  fisherman white soup cooked without meat
 Fishermen have fish in abundance, they are not hunters, and so, do not have meat but cook their meals with  assorted fish.
This soup is very nutritious and great for those cutting down on red meat.

For those asking for this recipe, this is my understanding of fisherman white soup but something tells me there is another recipe for it.
Check below for more Nigerian soups recipes you'll like...

Comments

  1. Queen...1/22/2013

    Hi Eya, visiting ur blog for the first time and I'm tripped+u seem like a nice person. I do have a question though.. Could you give me ideas on small chops I could make and sell in a private secondary/primary school? Affordable n easy to prepare?
    Thank you.

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    1. Hi Queen, do you have some ideas, but feel they are not enough?
      can we leave this open for readers, and pray that someone chips in something? There are readers with great ideas here, I'm sure they'd be more than willing to say something while I think about it too.

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    2. Queen...1/22/2013

      Thanks for responding so fast.. I have no idea what to make,I know I'm a fast learner when it comes to stuffs...
      I'll wait for your idea and that of your readers as well.

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    3. Hi Queen, what you are planning to do is good. However, selling snacks to private schools? have you done your market survey yet.

      I want to like, make some suggestions, but, I am also thinking that private schools have restaurants and fast food joints that provide food regularly for their school children.

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  2. Reminds me of Nsala soup, and how long it has been since I cooked it last :)

    Nice one Eya.

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  3. Chei! Aunty Eya I'm hungry ooooooo.you are a blessing to us! GBAM!!!

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  4. Chei! Aunty Eya I'm hungry ooooooo.you are a blessing to us! GBAM!!!

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  5. How do I prepare ofe owerri?

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  6. How do I prepare ofe owerri?

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    1. Anonymous1/22/2013

      Smthg similar to dis bt instead of yam as thickner u add cocoyam as thickner in a pot of boiling water wit ur meat,stockfish,snail,etc already boiled inside.den u add ukazi leaf instead of uziza,ofe owerri shdnt be thick bt a bit watery,u eat it wit spoon and ur poundo! I'm not from owerri bt I married from there so I had to learn hw to make it! Lol

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    2. Tnx dear. U r a darl *hugs*

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    3. @ Anon, thanks for the explanation.

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  7. Choi ebengwori ! Nice one aunty Eya.

    ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

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    1. Candice3/11/2014

      You again I think say na only linda ikeji u dey

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    2. Anonymous5/17/2014

      BONA is back here. WOW. I know it was a comment that Bona made years back that made me check this site out. Now i am hooked. Bona what happened to your LUMIA. hehehe. I knew dropping that 3310 would be hard for u. You know what they say about old things...

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    3. Anonymous8/12/2014

      Bonario here again, na u dey suppose use 4 mtn advert o. Everywhr u go.

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  8. Anonymous1/22/2013

    Eya honey..
    Dis looks absolutely delicious!
    My mouth is watery like a tap!
    I wud also luv a recipe 4 ofe owerri and gbanga soup(NOT ofe akwu)
    Tanx babe..
    Billie jean

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    1. OK Billie Jean, let's keep checking. I pray some one helps us out with the recipes!

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    2. Anonymous5/17/2014

      That's a fake Billie Jean Eya. The real Billie is MIA. Shez my friend.

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  9. Anonymous1/22/2013

    Why didn't I check dis blog since? I always see ur comment but I never Thot of clicking but now I am hooked. Thank you. I'm a Yoruba married girl and I get bored of my food sometimes. I'm glad u exist for me.(Ola baby)

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    1. Thanks Ola baby! You are not alone, I also get bored quickly. I need varieties to keep me interested in food.

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  10. Whats another name for dry hot leaf?
    Thanks and I love your blog

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    1. It is just excess hot leaf I bought, and I had to dry in the oven to preserve it. It just came in handy here. Lol!

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    2. Judith5/16/2014

      Uziza leaf.

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  11. B mash1/23/2013

    Pls what's the difference between ode nsala and fisherman soup? I m yoruba tho, buh I like other traditional foods, is it the meat and fish dat makes it different? And pls is there a place where I can type to check for meals u have made before and I just wanna make mine now? Thanks

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    1. I think the difference is just the meat and fish.
      If you are using a mobile phone, scroll down and click on view web version. Then, you check right for "BLOG POST CATEGORIES" and click on any category you want, or just click on "MY KITCHEN DIARY RECIPES.
      OR
      Check left for the button "SEARCH BLOG" and type in what you are looking for, then click on "Search"

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    2. Anonymous5/17/2014

      Its not just the meat and fish Aunty eya. With ofe nsala the ingredients are more There's uziza,uda,alot of catfish,uli,Eruru,a whole lot of black pepper, all these are the ibo names..don't really know what they r called in English. On a guy day wen I make it, I'd send pictures..

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    3. Anonymous5/17/2014

      *gud

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  12. Shayor1/23/2013

    Eya, i av bin trying to comment on this blog to no avail. I love cooking n i enjoy what you are doing here! And the way you respond to everyone is awesome. However, i noticed that you didnt add pepper to d fisherman soup, is that d proper way? Without pepper? Thanks for doing a good job!


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    1. Thanks for that observation. It was an over sight, while typing may be. I added pepper with oil and seasoning. Will include it now.
      Thanks Shayor.

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    2. Shayor1/23/2013

      Ok cool..enjoy the rest of the day. Looking forward to more exciting delicacies esp south south soups...lol.

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    3. God willing, no problem at all. They'll keep coming.

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  13. Anonymous1/23/2013

    Thumbs up Eya...nice blog. Came here through LIB, u are doing well here

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    1. Thanks Dear! please com back o.

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    2. helen j5/17/2014

      So it was d baby boy dat was kicking that didn't allow you to reply comments.I now love your blog more.I know you answer promptly if I have any question.

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  14. I just have a few questionsa...

    What part of the country consumes the fisherman soup majorly? Must it always be cooked without meat? Does it change its unique fisherman stewtaste if meat is added?

    Quite an interesting dish.
    Thanks for sharing Eya!

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    1. Hi Afronuts, I think all parts of Nigeria consume The fisherman soup, even though fish is got from riverine areas. YOu can make white soup with meat if that is what you like. That recipe is also on this blog. LOL!

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    2. finegirl7/01/2013

      Usually riverine areas in cross river, aka ibom and other places in the south south.

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    3. finegirl7/01/2013

      Enhen, pls before I forget, why is it that when I try your white soup recipe it never thickens after the pounded yam is added? Is there any special system to it? Thanks

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    4. Anonymous5/17/2014

      U cud use flour too...mix it with water...it shud be very thick. Pour inside.

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    5. When u add d pounded yam. Don't just throw it in, after sometime u stir it so it wil thicken d soup more. Nice recipe Aunty eya just reminds me of my ofe nsala

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  15. Anonymous1/23/2013

    Nice one, but since this is fisherman some is it not wish to add sea foods like pereeinkle, prawns, oyster etc

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  16. Anonymous1/23/2013

    Nice one, but since this is fisherman some is it not wise to add sea foods like perewinkle, prawns, oyster etc

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  17. Lilien1/24/2013

    Thank God..... May God bless you. very lovely blog i must say.
    Always wanted to make fisherman soup but dint know how to go about it. Ive copied oda recipes too. Im inspired.
    Thanks

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    1. Thanks Lilien! I feel like bookmarking is easier than copying. Thanks for the comment.

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  18. finegirl7/01/2013

    How do you bookmark pls?? I am somewhat techie-challenged....

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    1. If you are using a blackberry,whn you are on the exact page you want to bbookmark,press the menu button(the blackberry logo on the keypad) ,scroll to "add to bookmarks" and click "save"
      I hope this helps.

      I'lm salivating for this meal already.I need to try it.
      Weldone,Madam Eya.

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    3. If you are using a laptop, look up there on the screen where you have your search query, find the star and click on it, then click on DONE.

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  19. Anonymous10/07/2013

    Eya, good afternoon, I went to a wedding on saturday and was served Fisherman's soup for the first time...and I totally loved it...so I went online and searched 4 d recipe, that's how I came across your blog. I thought the thickener was Achi, can I use something else apart from the yam water and pounded yam balls as a thickener? Thanks

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  20. Anonymous10/07/2013

    Eya, good afternoon, I went to a wedding on saturday and was served Fisherman's soup for the first time...and I totally loved it...so I went online and searched 4 d recipe, that's how I came across your blog. I thought the thickener was Achi, can I use something else apart from the yam water and pounded yam balls as a thickener? Thanks

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  21. Anonymous10/08/2013

    Eya, good afternoon, I went to a wedding on saturday and was served Fisherman's soup for the first time...and I totally loved it...so I went online and searched 4 d recipe, that's how I came across your blog. I thought the thickener was Achi, can I use something else apart from the yam water and pounded yam balls as a thickener? Thanks

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  22. Anonymous11/28/2013

    it's same as ofe-nsala. the difference is wt the meat and fish. in ofe nsala too, you add ogiri(Nnewi version).

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  23. Anonymous5/16/2014

    i prepare mine like aunty eya's but i dnt like adding palm oil. Weldone

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  24. This is the exact type of soup I neep now- little or no palm oil, watery and full of uziza leaf flavour- chai!- there is God o! #rueful
    I wish I could stay in your house for a month Aunt Eya, lol!
    Seriously!
    I get tired of eating my own food.

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  26. Anonymous5/18/2014

    Aunty Eya ure a blessing to us God will continue to bless u n ur family. #am now addicted to this blog#,

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  27. Anonymous5/18/2014

    Aunty Eya ure a blessing to us God will continue to bless u n ur family. #am now addicted to this blog#,

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  28. @finegirl, you didn't add enough pounded yam

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  29. Anonymous5/21/2014

    Pls aunty Eya i think food processor is differ from blender and can u suggest d best type and d price?

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  30. New Momm6/28/2016

    This fisherman soup looks delish. I'll try it this weekend.

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