How to Prepare Bitter Leaf Soup


  • Meat of choice
  • Stock fish (head)
  • Cocoyam  (pounded)
  • Bitter leaf (properly washed)
  • Crayfish (ground)
  • Ogiri
  • Dry fish
  • Palm oil
  • Seasoning cubes
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Onions (sliced)

Preparation method

  • Parboil the meat with the needed ingredients (onions, seasoning cubes and salt). Allow to boil for 10 – 15 mins, then add water and leave to cook till the meat is tender.
  • Add the washed dry fish, stock fish and cook till tender. Add more water, then the palm oil, crayfish, pepper, seasoning cubes and salt. Stir and allow to boil.
  • Add the pounded cocoyam, then add the ogiri. Allow to cook till the cocoyam dissolves
  • Add the bitter leaf and stir. Taste and add more salt if needed and allow to cook for 2 – 3 mins. Your bitter leaf soup is ready.

Serve with any choice of starch (eba, semo, fufu, pounded yam or wheat)

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