How to make Akwa ibom’s Otong soup
This soup is a well enjoyed delicacy among locals in some few states in Nigeria.
Otong soup is a favorite recipe eaten by the people from Akwa Ibom, a state in Nigera. It goes perfectly well with Ayan Ekpang (Cocoyam and wateryam swallow) wrapped in banana leaves.
20 fingers of Okro (chopped and pounded)
1 pound of beef
1 cup of snails
1 cup of shrimps
1 cup of tripe (shaki)
A bunch of chopped Ugwu (pumpkin leaves)
A handful of chopped Uziza leaves
1 medium sized stockfish
1/2 cup of crayfish pieces
Salt to taste
1 scotch bonnet pepper (chopped)
2 cooking spoons of palm oil
- Season and boil your beef, tripe, snail and stockfish till soft.
- Add the shrimp to the pot of beef and allow to cook as well. Add little water as needed.
- Add your chopped scotch bonnet pepper and crayfish pieces and allow to simmer for 2 mins.
- Season as necessary and pour in your okro, add the chopped vegetables and your oil. Stir and take off the heat.
Your Otong soup is ready! Serve with Ayan Ekpang.