Fish pepper soup - Cameroon
Cameroonian Fish Pepper Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

This is a hot and spicy soup made with fish. 

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: African
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Precious of preciouscore.com
Ingredients
  • 2 large tilapia fish
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 5 cloves garlic- peeled
  • 1 inch ginger - peeled
  • 1 sprig parsley
  • 1 sprig celery
  • 1 sprig basil
  • 1 African nutmeg (ehuru/nutmeg) - peeled optional
  • 30 seeds Njangsa (Cameroonian pepper soup spice) optional
  • 1 habanero(hot) pepper
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 3 small cubes Maggi
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Cut each fish into 4 or 5 steaks. Remove gills from the fish heads and remove any unwanted entrails from the middle part of the fish. Wash fish slices thoroughly then place in a pot. Add water to the same level as the fish.

  2. Put ginger, garlic, white pepper, hot pepper, 'pebe', njansang and all the herbs into a blender. Add water and blend into a smooth paste.

  3. Pour spice blend into fish. Add in Maggi and salt to taste. Cover and let it cook for about 20-30 minutes until the fish is thoroughly cooked. 

  4. Serve warm as it is or with a starch side like boiled plantains or yams.

Recipe Notes

Do not stir so you do not break up the fish and create a mushy mess. If you want to mix the soup, hold the pot and gently sway from side to side.

Adjust the soup consistency according to your taste. If you want it thicker, put in less water. If you want it lighter, put in more water.