KOKOFoodie, when you hear the Fisherman soup, what comes to your mind? Maybe a soup that is peculiar to the fisherman or what? Well, if that you may just be right but then, not only does the fisherman soup say something about fishermen but it is for every foodie that knows the power of varieties of seafood.
Fisherman Soup is basically an okra soup garnished with various types and kinds of seafood, periodttt!!! It is very popular in the riverine communities in Nigeria that is why its name explains the major occupation of the people. Before we discuss how to make the fantastic soup, let’s see the nutritional benefits of seafood, the dominant ingredients of the Fisherman soup
Seafood is high-protein, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals and low in calories, total fat, and saturated fat. Studies have shown to have numerous health benefits including th4 reduction of heart attack, stroke, obesity, and hypertension risk. It also provides essential nutrients for developing infants and children and decreases blood triglyceride levels, improves blood circulation, contributes to neurological development in infants, contributes to vision development and nerve growth in the retina and helps to build muscles and tissues
To the main business of the day… For those who love seafood, this first recipe is definitely for you. Know that you can use all your favorite seafood to prepare the fisherman soup, so feel free to be flexible with this recipe and make it your own.
Ingredients: 2kg Fresh Nigerian tiger prawns (cleaned), 1 kg Fresh Fish (cleaned), 500g Dried fish or smoked fish (or both deboned), 500g Stock-fish (optional), 1 cup ground Crayfish, Fresh pepper (chopped), 1/2 kg Fresh spinach or pumpkin leaves (sliced), 100g Fresh basil leaves, 2 medium onions (chopped), 1 cooking spoon of Palm oil, Salt to taste, Seasoning cubes, Okra (cut in large chunks).
Place the smoked/dried fish in a pot with about 4 cups of water and boil for about 10 mins. If you are using stockfish, you will need to cook for a longer time for it to soften. Add in the fresh fish, tiger prawns, boiled dry fish, along with the chopped onions and peppers and dried crayfish and cook for 5 minutes. Add in the Okro. Put the rest of the ingredients in the pot and stir gently. Cook the soup for another 5-7 minutes. Pour in the palm oil and cook for another 5 minutes. Wash the fresh spinach or pumpkin leaves and add these to the soup and allow to cook for about 5-7 minutes. Remove from the heat and ensure the fisherman soup is served hot with Eba, Fufu or Pounded Yam or any other swallow. Method 2
Ingredients: Any fish of your choice, Snails, Tiger Prawns, Fresh Pepper (Habanero pepper), Salt, Seasoning Cube, Palm oil, Water, Dried Pepper (dried Cameroon pepper preferably), Corn Flour, Okra (for garnish – optional)
The fisherman soup, like any other soup, needs the ingredients well washed and cleaned. It is a
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