Ofe nsala(white soup)
Ofe nsala(white soup)

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Hi, lovelies, this is one very rich African Soup from Eastern Nigeria. It doesn't require any oil, just lots of fish and meats. Nsala soup or white soup as commonly called by Nigerians is a meal famous to the eastern tribe and riverine area of Nigeria.

To begin with this particular recipe, we have to first prepare a few ingredients. You can have ofe nsala(white soup) using 8 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you cook it.

The ingredients needed to make Ofe nsala(white soup):
  1. Prepare full live chicken
  2. Get small sized raw Yam cubes OR Yam Powder
  3. Get 1 handfull chopped Utazi Leaves/uziza (optional
  4. Take 3 tablespoonful ground Crayfish
  5. Prepare 1 medium chopped onions
  6. Get 20 g smoked/dry fish
  7. Get 3 medium yellow pepper(habanero)
  8. Make ready 2 Stock/Seasoning cubes(maggi, knorr etc) Salt (to taste)

Ofe Nsala (Nsala Soup) is a delicious soup, popular in the eastern part of Nigeria. It is also known as ''white soup" because of its light color , due to the absence of palm oil. The authentic Nsala soup recipe calls for fresh whole Cat Fish, which gives this soup its unique taste. Ofe Nsala - White Soup is a mouth watering delicacy peculiar to the Igbo tribe of Nigeria, especially the people of Anambra state.

Steps to make Ofe nsala(white soup):
  1. Properly wash the chicken, smoked and dry fish and set aside then season and cook the chicken with the dried fish, adding onions, seasoning cube and salt to taste. Cook until done and set aside
  2. Peel the yam cubes and boil until soft, then pound to a smooth paste, using a mortar and pestle.     In the absence of a mortar and pestle, you can place the cooked yam in a food processor/blender, add a little hot water and blend until smooth (you can use the hot water you cooked the yams in).     If what you have is yam powder, boil some hot water,add the powder and stir continuously until you get a smooth paste.
  3. Now add the yam paste bit by bit and leave the soup to cook until the paste is completely dissolved and the chicken is well done. Now, add the pepper, crayfish and smoked fish
  4. Finally, add the utazi/uziza leaves, taste for salt and simmer for 30 seconds.  Tip: you can decide to pound your uziza/utazi leaf.
  5. The nsala soup is ready best served with pounded yam or semo

It is a very rich fresh fish Ofe Nsala is known as white soup because Palm oil is not used for the preparation, unlike other traditional soups. White soup is called Ofe Nsala by the igbos and Afia Efere by the Calabar people. This is one very popular soup in Eastern Nigeria. It's because it does not make use of palmoil and hence the pale look of the soup compared to soups made with palm oil. This soup is easy to prepare and delicious.

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