Groundnut Soup Recipe

Groundnut soup is a local cuisine for the Etsako people of Edo State in Nigeria. Satay sauce is notably a foreign variation of this dish. Because of its purely nutty composition, people with nut allergies are advised to avoid its consumption.
  • Ingredients

    Serves - 8 people

    300g of Beef

    200g of Ponmo (soft)

    200g of Stockfish

    1 cup of groundnut

    1 cup of washed Bitter leaves/ Ugu leaves

    1 Onion (chopped)

    1 tablespoon of ground Crayfish

    3 habanero/ ata rodo (chopped)

    3 seasoning cubes

    2 cooking spoons of Mamador Virgin Palm Oil


    Salt to taste

  • Method
    Step 1
    Season the beef with seasoning cubes, onions, some of the chopped habanero pepper, and salt. Add water and cook till almost well done.
    Step 2
    Add the stock fish, Ponmo, and Crayfish to the meat and let it cook for another 20 minutes.
    Step 3
    Add Mamador Virgin Palm Oil and the remaining chopped habanero pepper and cook for about 3 minutes.
    Step 4
    Roast the groundnuts on medium heat for 4 minutes before grinding and set aside.
    Step 5
    Add the ground groundnut to the soup and stir to thoroughly mix it in. Check for seasoning and salt, adjust if necessary. Cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes until soup thickens.
    Step 6
    Add the washed bitter leaves/Ugu leaves and cook for another 3 minutes.
    Step 7
    This soup is perfect with Pounded Yam
  • Reviews
    Nice work, title is good
    brytebee | 08/06/2018
    I think scent leaves can also be used if chosen and other local spices

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