Just like the egusi, ogbono soup is thoroughly enjoyed by all Nigerians. It is a particular favourite amongst the lbos in the east to whom this superb soup is deemed incomplete without the addition stockfish.

Ingredients Edit

Directions Edit

  1. Washed the assorted meats thoroughly and place in a pot.
  2. Add the sliced onions, ground chillies and some stock or water.
  3. Cooked for 30 minutes.
  4. Add the washed smoked fish and stockfish, cook for a further 10–15 minutes adding a drop of water or stock as needed to stop it from burning.
  5. In another pot, heat the oil and fry the ground seeds for 3 minutes to bring out the nutty flavour.
  6. Gradually add the stock and whisk until it draws and bubbles.
  7. Add the cooked meats peppers and crayfish.
  8. Dissolve the locust bean in a little stock and add to the soup.
  9. Allow to simmer for another 10 minutes, check seasoning and serve hot with pounded yam.
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