Catfish Pepper Soup

Catfish pepper soup is a very popular dish prepared in Nigeria. It is very simple and easy to make. I hope you have fun gathering the ingredients and making this, i know i did!

Minutes to Prepare: 5-10

Minutes to Cook: 20

Number of Servings: 4-6

What you need

1 Medium sized catfish

1/2 a Teaspoon of garlic

1 Bulb of onion

2 Large scotch bonnet peppers

2 Cubes of knorr/maggi

1 Teaspoon of powdered ginger

1/2 Teaspoon of thyme

1 Cup of broccoli

1 Cup of carrots

3-4 Cups of water

1 Pinch of salt – to taste


  • Clean fish, cut into 4-6 portions and place in a bowl
  • Slice onions, peppers, broccoli, carrots and place in a bowl
  • In a medium sized pot, pour in 3-4 cups of water and bring to a boil on high heat
  • Add in sliced onions, peppers, carrots, thyme, garlic, ginger and knorr. Boil for 4 mins on med-high heat
  • Gently place catfish into the pot and add in salt. Cover and boil on medium heat for 12 mins
  • Add in broccoli. Cover pot and boil for 4 mins on low heat

Let simmer and serve when ready.

This pepper soup can be served alone or with boiled plantain or boiled yam.



4 thoughts on “Catfish Pepper Soup

  1. hi, this is nice. i av been looking for recipes for different kinds of pepper-soup. wats the local name for broccoli?

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