Pepper Soup and Coco Yam or Plantains

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Pepper soup is a delicious dish that is commonly served in restaurants and taverns. Vegetables, chicken, beef, or fish are all included. This dish can be enjoyed with cocoyam, plantain, rice, and a variety of swallows.

People frequently claim that the soup acts as a medicine for them, while others claim that it just soothes their nerves due to the use of pepper.

Pepper soup in one pot is a quick dish that the whole family will enjoy. This recipe, which is packed with vegetables, provides essential nutrients while still tasting excellent.

Where is Pepper soup From?

This is a soup variety from West Africa, particularly Nigeria, made with various meats, chili peppers, and calabash nutmeg as the main ingredients. It’s a spicy soup with a light, watery consistency.

Cameroon pepper, among other spices, is used in the preparation. This pepper is a dark grind scotch bonnet pepper prepared from dried peppers. It’s commonly used in Nigerian recipes to add a unique flavor. Please do not attempt to sniff this pepper; its powerful flavor and spice will cause you to sneeze.

Pepper soup Benefits

When the body is too cold to bear, a hot plate of pepper soup provides an instant warm up. This dish is particularly medicinal for sickness and fever, and its spices combat all symptoms of lethargy and provide an almost rapid cure.

Pepper has an expectorant effect. It has the ability to break down mucus and clear the respiratory system. Therefore, pepper soup can help with nasal congestion, sinusitis, coughing, and the common cold.

When it comes to eating healthily with the goal of losing or maintaining weight loss, pepper soup is one of the best options.
Pepper soup is created with herbs and spices that promote health and weight loss, such as chilli pepper, African nutmeg (Ehuru), black cardamom (Engels), basil leaves (Utazi), and thyme seeds.
You can also decide to replace the beef or chicken with fish such as salmon, cod, tilapia, and albacore tuna, which are high in Omega 3s and so aids in the fight against harmful appetites.

Pepper Soup and Coco Yam or Plantains

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes


  • 1 kg flesh beef (legs or any parts that are having fat and bones         
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 2 tbsps bush pepper  
  • 2 tbsps njansan 
  • 2 large onion
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp salt 
  • 1 tbsp green leaves
  • Some cocoyams or plantains


  • Boil the meat with five liters of water for forty minutes
  • Clean your yam or plantains and add it inside put all the spices except salt if it is plantains.
  • Leave it for another forty minutes and you add salt and oil
  • Leave it for twenty minutes and stir and  remove the pot from the fire.
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