How to cook Benin’s Black Soup
Named just like the colour of the soup, it is largely cherished due to its medicinal capabilities.
The tasty and very delicious Black soup originated in Benin, Nigeria and it is quite easy to prepare.
1 1/2 cups of blended bitter leaves
1 cup of Efinrin – basil is a good substitute
2 – 3 pieces of ata rodo
1/2 cup of crayfish
1 1/2 cooking spoon of Palm nut cream
Method of Preparation:
1. Boil and season your meat. Cook the meat with a strong tasting smoked fish variety like stockfish.
2. Whilst the meat is boiling, wash your bitter leaves. Once the leaves are less bitter, pour in a blender and blend till smooth. Set this aside.
3. Take the Efinrin or basil leaves off the stalk, rinse and blend too, then set aside.
4. Blend the ata rodo and add to the pot of cooked meat and stock. Once the pepper has dissolved into the stock, add 3 cooking spoons of palm oil. Then add crayfish and seasoning.
5. Add the blended bitter leaf to the pot. Let it cook for 2 minutes
6. Add the blended Efinrin. Let the soup cook for another 5 minutes and serve.Tags: Atarodo Basil Bitterleaf Black Blacksoup Efinrin Health Medicinal Vegetable