Edikaikong soup has through the years topped the listing of Nigerian standard soups due to its dietary worth and ease of preparation.
Once we say “vegetable soup” in Nigeria, we are literally speaking about this delicacy.
This soup is native to the Efiks, folks from the cross river state. The title edikaikong merely interprets to “vegetable soup”
I make extra of this soup than each different Nigerian soup just because it’s seemingly the very best supply of nutritional vitamins identified to me.
The one draw back to this soup is that it loses its dietary worth when refrigerated over a protracted time period.
It’s advisable to make what can be sufficient for a couple of days, one week at most. (however that’s should you care about its dietary worth, some of us don’t do not forget that half).
Listed below are all of the components for making Nigerian edikaikong soup, you’ll be able to cut back or enhance relying on the variety of folks you wish to feed.
Substances For Edikaikong
Stockfish head (medium dimension)
500g Dried fish or roasted fish
1 cup of floor or pounded crayfish
Waterleaf (12 cups)
Fluted pumpkin (ugwu leaf) (eight cups)
2 cups of palm oil (500ml)
Meat of alternative (ideally assorted meat)
Salt and pepper to style
Maggi or knorr dice (3-4)
1 cup of Periwinkles (non-obligatory)
2 spoons of ofor or achi
Half cup of onions
Under are the pictures of a number of the components used for edikaikong soup, I prefer to pound my pepper/crayfish every time I’m making this scrumptious soup.
You’d discover sliced water leaves in a single bowl, sliced ugu leaves, 1.5kg of meat (goat meat and cow liver), pounded crayfish/pepper and periwinkles.
Have you ever seen or eaten periwinkles earlier than, I like them a lot. You should purchase already-cleaned periwinkle from most Nigerian market, though it’s solely as much as you to resolve if you’d like them or not. You’ll study extra from the video under
Tips on how to put together water go away soup
Slice the ugwu leaves and Water leaves to bits (that is usually executed by the merchants available in the market (in Nigeria) however you’ll be able to slice at house with the assistance of a really sharp knife and a chopping board.
Pour the leaves individually in bowls and soak in water, wash to take away sand.
It’s advisable to scrub the leaves totally earlier than slicing or slice earlier than washing, that is really the foremost purpose why I selected to slice my leaves myself.
You may wash the fluted pumpkin earlier than slicing however you’ll need to slice the water leaves earlier than washing.
Tips on how to Prepare dinner Vegetable Soup
Parboil meat with essential components, 2 cubes of maggi, half cup of onions, salt and different spice of alternative.
(I prefer to additionally add kitchen glory (beef seasoning) whereas parboiling meats however I’m not positive if this spice is offered in different international locations)
Prepare dinner for 10 minutes then add water and prepare dinner until meat is 70% softer for consumption, wash the dry fish and stockfish with sizzling water to take away sand and impurities then add to the cooking meat on hearth.
(You may add this firstly if in case you have very dry (sturdy) fish
To the boiling meat on hearth; 1 cup of Palm oil (500ml), it takes numerous oil to arrange this soup. I used about 300ml to make the soup within the video under.
Add salt and pepper to style. Prepare dinner for 5-10 minutes, ensure the entire mixture is boiling with little or no hint of water. It ought to seem like this.
Stir, style for salt and pepper earlier than including the water leaves, stir and permit for about Three minutes then add the ugwu leaves (fluted pumpkin).
the pounded crayfish/pepper, periwinkles, 1 seasoning dice ought to observe.
Stir, style for salt, add one tablespoon of floor ofor or achi (non-obligatory), sprinkle a spoon or slightly extra, stir. cowl half-way and permit to simmer for 3-5 minutes.
You simply made scrumptious edikaiakong soup, you’ll be able to serve with Nigerian fufu, semo, wheat, eba, or pounded yam.
What you discover under is a plate of edikaikong soup (vegetable soup) and wheat (swallow).
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Right here is a straightforward edikaikong soup video and Recipe
Most individuals study sooner with movies so we additionally included a video on making Nigerian Edikaikong soup, additionally, you will study all of the components utilized in making this soup and even rather more about different Nigerian meals.
I made this video a few week in the past in my kitchen, Within the Nigerian Kitchen.
It provides you a greater illustration of the above-written article, you’ll study all of the components utilized in making edikaikong soup in addition to the processes concerned in making the soup.