Yam Pepper Soup Recipe: How to Make Authentic Yam Pepper Soup (Urhobo Ukodo)

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Yam pepper soup is a very rich and spicy south-south delicacy made by combining yam cubes and assorted meat together and then seasoned with pepper spices; it is one of the healthiest pepper soup recipes for nursing mothers. Yam Pepper soup is really a comfort dish and it is perfect for colder days and even during normal or hot weather, yam pepper soup is well acceptable, it leaves warm and refreshed during the period of cold.

Yam pepper soup is another form of making pepper soup with assorted meat; it is a good blend of carbohydrates and proteins which works well for metabolism. Apart from assorted meat, goat meat can be substituted especially if you like that authentic gamy flavor from goat meat, however, you can also use catfish to make a tasty yam and catfish pepper soup which is another delicious version. You alsosee how to make chicken peppersoup here.

Fresh scent leaves,(Basil, Nchaunwu) for making yam pepper soup
Fresh scent leaves,(Basil, Nchaunwu) for making yam pepper soup

 

Scent leaf or basil (Nchaunwu) is perfect for yam pepper soup, I love the very fresh one, it adds authentic minty flavor pepper soup dishes, you can as well use mint leaves if cant get basil. You dont need much of this just a sprinkle to garnish the pepper soup.

This pepper soup is very simple and healthy for everyone; it is one of the recommended healthy pepper soup recipes for anyone, as you will get to enjoy the spicy yam, which has absorbed the rich flavor from the meat, and all the ingredients that were used to cook the meat. I decided to keep my yam pepper soup simple by using few ingredients, feel free to adjust the ingredients to your taste.

Ingredients for yam pepper soup

  1. 1 kg of white yam cut into smaller chunks
  2. kg of meat, tripe, tenderloin or any type
  3. 3 cubes of bullion or Knorr cube
  4. 3 pieces of Calabash nutmeg (ehuru) peeled and blended
  5. 1 large onion, chopped
  6. 3 fresh scotch bonnet or hot chilli peppers
  7. 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
  8. 1 handful of fresh basil (scent leave)or mint leaves, chopped
  9. Salt to taste
Ingredients for making yam pepper soup
Ingredients for making yam pepper soup

 

Steps on how to make yam pepper soup

  1. Peel yam and cut into smaller cubes, rinse in water and set aside.
  2. Cut meat into tiny pieces and separate the tougher meat (tripe) from the tenderloin.
  3. Season the tripe, which is tougher with pepper, salt, onion, 1 stock cube, ground nutmeg, and mix well.
  4. Add 1 cup of water to the meat and bring to a boil, cook the tripe for 20 minutes until it is almost tender.
  5. At this point, the liquid must have reduced, add 1 cup of water to the content and then combine the tenderloin and the yam cubes to cook with the tripe.
  6. Add in more onion, pepper, 2 beef stock cubes and ground calabash nutmeg, stir and taste for salt. Leave it to cook for 20 minutes until the yam and the beef are soft.
  7. Ones the yam is soft, add in the chopped basil to garnish the pepper soup, stir very well to combine.
  8. Cook for few minutes on medium heat and your yam pepper soup is ready. Enjoy yam pepper soup as a main meal.

Easy steps on how to make yam pepper soup with pectures

1. Peel yam and cut into smaller cubes, rinse in water and set aside.

White yam cut into tiny cubes for pepper soup
White yam cut into tiny cubes for pepper soup

 

2. Cut meat into tiny pieces and separate the tougher meat (tripe) from the tenderloin.

3. Season the tripe, which is tougher with pepper, salt, onion, 1 stock cube, ground nutmeg, and mix well.

Cooking of cow tripe for yam pepper soup
Cooking of cow tripe for yam pepper soup

 

4. Add 1 cup of water to the meat and bring to a boil, cook the tripe for 20 minutes until it is almost tender.

5. At this point, the liquid must have reduced, add 1 cup of water to the content and then combine the tenderloin and the yam cubes to cook with the tripe.

Cooking process of yam pepper soup
Cooking process of yam pepper soup

 

6. Add in more onion, pepper, 2 beef stock cubes and ground calabash nutmeg, stir and taste for salt. Leave it to cook for 20 minutes until the yam and the beef are soft.

7. Ones the yam is soft, add in the chopped basil to garnish the pepper soup, stir very well to combine.

At this point, the yam and the beef are both soft, add  the scent leaves
At this point, the yam and the beef are both soft, add the scent leaves

 

Making of authentic yam pepper soup
Making of authentic yam pepper soup

 

Yam pepper soup is ready once all the ingredients are well incorporated
Yam pepper soup is ready once all the ingredients are well incorporated

 

8. Cook for few minutes on medium heat and your yam pepper soup is ready. Enjoy yam pepper soup as a main meal.

Serve yam pepper soup hot or warm
Serve yam pepper soup hot or warm

 

Savoury yam pepper soup with assorted meat
Savoury yam pepper soup with assorted meat

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