Goat Meat Pepper Soup with Boiled Plantain

On a sunday evening, my mum suggested we visit my cousin’s house and take some ingredients to make pepper soup. I peeled and washed my unripe plantain, picked a few scent leaves from her garden and washed the goat meat. I seasoned everything, placed in a pot and we were on our merry way. We sat and watched the Re-Run of the AMVCA (African Magic Viewers Choice Awards). Oh did I mention I am on a little holiday in Nigeria? Loving this heat so far by the way. For my pepper-soup, I added a few teaspoons of salt, dry pepper, seasoning cubes, ehuru, uda, utazi and scent leaves to the pot of goat meat and plantain and boiled. I removed the plantain when it was soft to allow the goat meat become softer. When that was ready, I served both to my aunty, uncle, cousin , mum and my dad. It’s safe to say they really enjoyed my pepper soup. What are your go-to sunday meals?


2 fingers of unripe Plantain

1 Pound of Goat Meat

A handful of Chopped Scent Leaves

1 piece of Uda (Smashed and de-seeded)

2 pieces of Ehuru (Peeled and Grounded)

A pinch of Utazi

Seasoning Cubes


Pepper (According to your spice level)


Peel, wash and chop the plantain and place in the pot.

Wash, and season the goat meat with the above listed spices.

Pour in some water and Boil. You may need to take out the plantain half way as the goat meat will need longer to cook. Keep adding water to the pot till the meat is soft. When the meat is ready, add the plantain again and simmer for 2 minutes and serve hot.



goat meat pepper soup with plantain

10 thoughts on “Goat Meat Pepper Soup with Boiled Plantain

  1. Hi. jst came across ur blog and i’m liking it… i also like d peppersoup and plantain recipe bt if i may suggest, next time u could add ground uziza seeds, a bit of ehuru and a really tiny bit of ground uda to give it dt proper “peppersoupy” taste.
    PS: i dunno if ur igbo bt i am and its d igbo names of the spices that i gave, dunno their oyibo names. Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Hi El, Thanks for your comment. I usually would add those spices but being that majority of my audience are Nigerians in the diaspora and they don’t readily have access to those spices, I had to go the very simple route so they don’t completely miss out on the dish because they don’t have the spices. Thanks for your comment.

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