One of the many ways Nigerians eat catfish is by making pepper soup with it. Catfish pepper soup is very popular in Nigeria. Well made catfish pepper soup is always a crowd pleaser.
Catfish is tasty and healthy. It contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, it is low in calories, contains vitamin B-12. Catfish provides our bodies with complete protein. It is recommended that we eat fish at least twice a week for maximum benefits.
Here's a simple recipe .
1 medium catfish, cut
I clove garlic
I medium onion,
2 stock cubes
2 fresh pepper, habanero or scotch bonnet
1/2 tsp pepper soup spice
A few scent leaves, cut
Salt to taste
Cut half the onion and set aside.
Wash the catfish with warm water and place in a pot. Pound or blend the garlic, pepper and half onion. Put this into the pot with the fish. Add stock cubes, cut onions and a little salt.
Add some water to the pot.
Place over heat and cook for about 10 minutes. Add pepper soup spice and scent leaves. Cook for a few more minutes, taste for salt, correct seasoning to your taste.
Remove from heat (don't over cook so the fish does not fall apart), let stand for at least 5 minutes before serving.