fisherman soup

How to Prepare Fisherman Soup


  • Fresh fish (any choice)
  • Tiger prawns
  • Dried fish
  • Smoked fish
  • Stock fish
  • Crayfish (ground)
  • Ata rodo
  • Fresh spinach or uguw
  • Basil leaves (nchanwu)
  • Onions (chopped)
  • Palm oil
  • Salt
  • Okro

Preparation method

  • Wash the fresh fish, dried fish and shrimps.
  • Wash the stock fish, place on heat and allow to boil till it softens, then add the dried fish, smoked fish and allow to boil for few minutes.
  • Chop the onions in large chunks, chop the pepper and nchanwu leaves. Sieve and grind the crayfish.
  • Add the fresh fish and tiger prawns in the boiled stock fish. Then add the chopped onions, pepper and crayfish. Allow to cook.
  • Add the chopped okra and using a folding method, mix these in gently with the rest of the ingredients. Then allow to cook till the okra is done.
  • Pour the palm oil and leave to cook for another 5 mins.
  • Wash and chop the spinach or ugwu leaves and add to the soup. Allow to cook for few mins. Check for salt and seasoning cube.
  • Remove from heat and serve with any choice of starch (semo, garri, wheat, fufu or pounded yam).
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