March 25, 2011

Afia Efere and Ofe Owerri

Afia Efere (White soup)


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Ofe Owerri




Afia Efere (white soup)

Ingredient
Goat meat, smoked fish, chicken (precooked)
2 cubes Maggi
¼ cup grounded crayfish
salt to taste
Pounded yam (1/4 cup) (or poundo)
A pinch dried chilli


Ofe – Owerri

Ingredient
Assorted meats (Your choice) (precooked)
Snails(optional) (precooked)
stock fish and smoked fish
¼ cup grounded crayfish
A pinch dried chili
2Tspns Achi
½ cup Uziza leaves (fresh or dried)
¼ cup cocoyam boiled and pounded
¼ cup palm oil
Maggi and salt to taste

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting recipes, I tried the afang recipe and loved it. Quick question though, can I substitute cocoyam with it's powder version?

thank you.

9jaFOODie said...

Yeiii..Happy you liked the afang. To be honest with you, I didn't know they sold powdered coco-yam. I am sure it will do. I Substituted powered yam for pounded yam in the white soup recipe.
Thanks much for stopping by!!

Koinonia said...

You went out of your way to get these recipes for a good cultural mix? I'm falling more in love with ur blog :) Tapping my feet for you know what ;D

Natural Nigerian said...

This just took me back years when I visited Akwa Ibom and ate the absolutely tastiest white soup I have had till date.

These look soooo good.

Powdered cocoyam? I need to go look for it.

9jaFOODie said...

Yeiiiiiii....Thanks Koinonia....You know what is marinating in the fridge. I will make it 2night n update it 2mrr. Thanks for the good words!! me love u plenty.

@NN: They have the tastiest soups! Try your local Asian store or ethnic grocery store, they all carry coco yam. I think it's called Taro root.

Chizy K said...

ofe owerri my mums favorite. i loce ur blog so much. surprised i never got to say it

9jaFOODie said...

Sniff sniff..awwww...Thank you soo much :). aww *happy dance*

Chic Therapy said...

this chic you have done it again! :-)

btw, where do you get the leaves from?

Chic Therapy said...

hey dear. what is achi?

9jaFOODie said...

awww...My very own Chic Therapy. Thank u thank u. lol.
Achi is a soup thickener, it's available at African grocery stores, try the mosaic brand.

The Corner Shop said...

Darling well done again! You're really talented and passionate (hunting down these recipes). I'm going to try that white soup. I don't know what Ofe-Owerri is sha oh

Adiya
http://thecornershopng.blogspot.com

NikkiSho said...

i have never seen the first soup before *covers face* and is the second one-ofe owerri ogbono??
looks yummy....wud love to try :D

Anonymous said...

yes, i was going to say the second one looked more like onugbu (bitter-leaf soup), before i saw your comment at the end. still looks very tasty, nonetheless. also, isn't there some other leaf needed for ofe owerri? i'm not certain, but i think it's ugwu. or is it okazi? can't remember now, but i would like to know. so, if you can ask one of the people who you say helped you and get back to me, that would be swell! thanks.

Koinonia said...

Really? Aaaaaaaaw! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Make sure you dedicate the post to me :D ...

9jaFOODie said...

@Adiya: Thanks much babes. white soup is yum, Ofe-Owerri is from Owerri (lol). it's so yum!

@ Niki...it's delish. nahhhh..Ofe Owerri isnt Ogbono, hahah... the resemblance didnt even strike me until you said it. lol... bt yeah... totally different. tastes alot better too!!

@Anon: yes, I believe the leave is (uziza), I know the spelling and pronunciation varies. I think UgU is more indigenous to EdikiIkong.

@Koinonia: my love.... you know it!!

Naijamum said...

I love the Afia Efere soup - especially with pepper soup spices....Yummmmmmm!

9jaFOODie said...

soo yummmm! Pepper soup spices?

Myne Whitman said...

In my side of the country, Delta, we call them Nsala and Banga respectively. And yeah, we use some magic spices for both that will give you the ride of your life. Nsala is my special soup, and my SO likes to say that was what won him over. LOL...

9jaFOODie said...

Waoo.... that's good to know Ms Myne. lol @ "that was what won him over". skillllllssss... I want to learn o.lol

Mena UkodoisReady said...

forgot to add ,thanks for the comment as well.

9jaFOODie said...

U r welcome:)

Vyvyka said...

I can imagine the onugbu inside that ofe-owerri...hmmm, ur brain will wake up and your stomach will be grateful. 9jaFoodie, you're doing a good job!

9jaFOODie said...

That sooo much Vyvyka, it means a lot.

Joxy said...

Correct sistah! Carry go jare.

9jaFOODie said...

Thankssss :)

leggy said...

i'm from anambra and we call that 'ofe nsala' and 'ofe onugbu' respectively. and i used to think we invented it. i still do.

9jaFOODie said...

lol@Leggy....it's a difficult task trying to figure out the origin of Nigerian dishes. I wont be shocked that your people did invent it :)