- Water Leaf3 CupsWashed and chopped. Quantity here is the amount of leaves after chopping
- Afang / Okazi Leaf1 1/2 CupsWash and blend the leaves. Preferably use only a little water when blending. Quantity here is the amount of leaves after blending
- Palm Oil1/2 to 3/4 CupsAbout 2 heaped cooking spoons
- MeatAny QuantityAny type of meat..beef, tripe (shaki), ponmo, goat meat...e.t.c. You can also skip the meat and use fish instead
- StockfishAny Quantity
- Dried FishAny QuantitySoak first in hot water to soften
- Meat Stock3 CupsOr use as required.
- Salt and Maggi Seasoning CubeTo taste
- Crayfish2 Tablespoons
- Chilli Powder1 TeaspoonsGround Pepper
- Yellow Pepper1/2 TeaspoonsLocally called Cameroon pepper
- Scotch Bonnet Pepper1 PiecesFinely chopped or blended. Locally called ata rodo
- Yellow Habanero Pepper3 PiecesFinely chopped or blended. Locally called cameroon pepper
- Dried ShrimpsAny QuantityLocally called oporo
How to make Afang Soup
Step 1. Wash the meat thoroughly, put it in a pot, season with salt and Maggi cube to taste, chilli powder and a pinch of yellow pepper (cameroon pepper). Boil the meat until it is tender.
***Be sure to add enough water when boiling the meat so you’ll have enough stock to make the soup. Also make sure the stock is well seasoned with salt and Maggi to taste.
Step 2. When the meat is almost tender, add in the stockfish and dry fish. Cook until everything is tender. After cooking, you should have about 3 cups of meat stock in the pot.
Step 3. Add in the palm oil, stir and let it cook for about 2 minutes, then add the blended / chopped peppers, dried shrimps, crayfish, chilli powder(ground pepper) and yellow pepper.
Step 4. Stir and cook for about 5 to 10 minutes so the palm oil will combine well with the stock. Taste for salt sometime in between.
Step 5. Add in the washed and chopped water leaves. Cook for about 5 minutes.
Step 6. Check to see if there is still enough liquid left in the pot, stock up with a little water (start with a cooking spoon) if not enough, taste for salt, then add the blended afang leaves.
Step 7. Stir in the blended leaves and cook for about 5 minutes or until the afang leaves are tender enough.
Done. Your Afang Soup is ready. Serve with any swallow of choice.