BEST WAYS TO PREPARE CATFISH PEPPER SOUP (POINT AND KILL)
PREP: 8 Minutes
COOK: 20 Minutes
SERVES: 2 Minutes
BEST INGREDIENTS FOR CATFISH PEPPER SOUP (POINT AND KILL)
Cat Fish: About 500g.
Ehu or Ariwo or Calabash Nutmeg – 4 seeds.
Habanero pepper or chilli pepper (To taste).
Scent leaves: A few leaves
Onions – 2 medium bulbs
Crayfish – 2 tea spoons of ground Crayfish
Salt – to taste
Seasoning – 2 big stock cubes
DIRECTION FOR PREPARING CATFISH PEPPER SOUP (POINT AND KILL)
Preparation Directions for Catfish Pepper Soup (Point and kill)
To prepare Cat fish pepper soup, wash and cut the fish into 1 inch thick slice. Boil some hot water and pour on the pieces of fish, stir and remove immediately. This toughens the skin of the Fish so that it does not fall apart while cooking.
Now it is time to prepare the secret ingredients. Using an old frying pan roast the Ehu seeds (Stirring constantly) till you can smell it. Don’t worry you will know when it is OK to bring it down because it has a distinctive aroma. Another way to know when it is OK is to take one of the seeds and try to remove the outer membrane. If the membrane comes off easily, then the Ehu is done.
Peel off the Membrane from all the Ehu seeds and grind with a dry mill.
Cut the Onions into tiny pieces.
Wash and pick the Scent leaves and tear them up with your fingers into small pieces.
Cooking Directions for Catfish pepper soup (Point and kill)
Place the pieces of Catfish in a pot and pour water to just cover the fish, add the stock cubes and bring to boil.
Once it starts to boil add the ground Ehu, onions, Crayfish and Scent leaves and continue cooking.
Once the Catfish pepper soup is done add salt to taste and leave it to cook for about 5 Minutes and it’s ready for consumption.
Catfish should always be served hot. It can be eaten alone with a chilled drink. I love to eat it with Agidi, white rice or boiled yam.
SUMMARY ON THE PREPARATION OF CATFISH PEPPER SOUP (POINT AND KILL)
The Nigerian Catfish Pepper soup popularly known as Point and kill is usually at Nigerian Bars and Restaurants.
Do you know why Catfish pepper soup is called Point and kill?
Usually when a group of guests arrives at an exclusive bar and orders for a Catfish pepper soup, at least one of the groups will have to go to the big bowel where some live catfish are swimming around and point out a catfish. The Catfish will then be killed in the guests presence and taken away for preparation. Now it’s time for you to do the pointing killing and cooking by yourself. Now get to the cooking.
Frequently Asked Questions And Answers
Is catfish pepper soup good for the body?
Catfish pepper soup is rich in Calcium and vitamin C which aids dental health. It also provides the body with antioxidants that help mop up free radicals that are toxic to the cell and the body.
How to make cat fish pepper soup and yam?
Cut yam Into medium cubes,wash and cook but not too tender. set aside. Put washed cat fish in pot,add sliced onions,maggi and salt and cook for 5-7mins. Add the cooked yam to the pot of dat fish,add the pepper soup spice, crayfish,calabash nutmeg, taste for salt,cameroun pepper allow to cook for another 3-5 mins.
How to make catfish pepper soup with scent leaf?
Boil the fish with salt and seasoning cubes for 15min, add the pepper, spring onions and scent leaves. Allow to cook for 10 more minutes, turn gradually and allow to cook for 5 minutes more. Serve with the agidi and ensure your pepper soup has enough water.
Is scent leaf good for catfish?
Scent leaf was effective to anaesthetize C.gariepinus juveniles in routine management procedures. This study therefore recommend the use of scent leaf at 160mg/l as effective dose when considering optimal induction and recovery time for sustainable aquaculture.
Can a pregnant woman eat catfish pepper soup?
All the ingredients in Catfish pepper soup are safe in pregnancy. When cooking and eating catfish, always check that the catfish is fully cooked. Pregnant women should avoid undercooked or raw fish due to the risk of foodborne illness (source: Mayo Clinic).
What does bitter leaf do to catfish?
“Bitter leaf juice is very effective in preventing death in fish farms, it also help populate the beneficial microbes that are needed for fish growth and development. “Bitter leaf juice also contains a lot of antioxidants that helps to eliminate free radicals in the fish ponds.
What happens if you put too much pepper in soup?
Cream is a great neutralizer when you have added too much pepper to your dish! Any dairy product such as cheddar cheese, mozzarella, or heavy whipping cream, will work perfectly! You can also try sour cream, cream cheese, whole milk, or yogurt!
Can onions reduce pepper in soup?
Add carrots, celery, onions, or potatoes to help dilute the dish overall. Grate the carrots and chop the celery, onions, or potatoes into small pieces. With their mild flavor, these veggies work in a variety of dishes from soups to casseroles and curries for both excessive black pepper and chili peppers.
How do you reduce bitterness in pepper soup?
Combine small amounts of an oil or fat such as olive oil or butter into your soup. These help cover up bitter flavors by coating the tongue, and they add a comforting and flavorful taste to your soup. If the previous use of salt or sugar has fixed your soup, you do not need to add fat.
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