Ever heard of Igbo’s soup for couples? Try out the Ofe Di Na Nwayi recipe
This meal is mostly cooked by newlyweds with the belief that it helps foster the union.
Ofe Di Na Nwayi soup is an Eastern Nigerian dish with Ofe meaning soup and Di na Nwayi meaning husband and wife.
The soup which is more like the Ukazi soup is cooked with the heart of a cow as the main protein and the idea is the husband and wife must eat from the same plate for this dish.
1 medium-sized stockfish
5 medium-sized chunks of cow heart
8 medium pieces of crayfish
1 cup of blended egusi
1 small bunch of shredded okazi
1 small bulb of onion
1.5 cooking spoons of palm oil
2 seasoning cubes
1 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of dry pepper
- Wash the stockfish and season with salt, pepper, onions and 1 seasoning cube and bring to boil as this takes a long time to soften.
- Add the washed cow heart to the pot of boiling stockfish till both are soft.
- Add more pepper, crayfish, seasoning cube and palm oil and stir.
- Add the blended egusi powder and allow to boil for 8-10 minutes on medium heat so the egusi can cook.
- Lastly, add the shredded okazi leaves and stir. Allow to cook for 5 more minutes on low heat and turn off heat.
Your Ofe Di Na Nwayi is ready! Serve with pounded yam or any carbohydrate of choice.