Bitter leaf soup or Ofé Onugbo..
Bitter leaf soup or Ofé Onugbo is popularly eaten by the Igbo speaking people of Eastern Nigeria. It's prepared with dried leaves of the ever green plant called Vernonia amygdaline.
Bitter leaf soup is also a favorite delicacy in Cameroon and there is of course regional variations and cooking techniques.
Recipe for 2-4
1lb Beef (Cleaned, cut, boiled/fried) Save stock.
1/4 cup soaked dried shrimp
Stock fish (Boiled and prepped)
3 tbs palm oil
3 small size coco yam/Thickener (pealed, boiled and mashed)
1/4 cup sliced onion
1/2 Habanero pepper
1 tsp Chili powder
1/2 cup soaked bitter leaf
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp chipotle powder
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 cup beef stock
Heat up palm oil in a pot
Add onion and let cook for 1 minute at medium heat
Add shrimp, stock and dried fish, habanero pepper and beef.
Add beef stock, salt, black pepper, chipotle powder, Italian seasoning
Stir and let cook at medium heat for 5-8 minutes
Strain and add soaked bitter leaf
Let cook for 2-3 minutes and add mashed coco yam
Adjust seasoning and simmer till done
Enjoy with your choice of Fufu and any refreshing drink.