Afiame soup is a beans based soup that is originally consumed in Edo state. It is very reminiscent of Gbegiri which is a beans soup consumed by the Yoruba people of Nigeria. The difference is in the ingredients used to achieve this finger-licking meal.
Recipe for Afiame Soup
- 1 cup of beans powder
- 8 large pieces of Beef
- 1 large piece of Smoked Fish
- 2 medium pieces of Stock Fish
- 3 Scotch Bonnet Peppers
- A handful of chopped Scent leaves
- 3 cooking spoons of Palm Oil
- 3 pieces of Uda (Negro Pepper)
- 1/2 cup of Crayfish pieces
- Seasoning cubes
- A handful of chopped Onions
- Season beef with chopped scotch bonnet peppers, onions and seasoning cubes and bring to boil till beef is soft.
- When beef is soft, wash the smoked fish and stock fish and add to the pot to cook.
- Pound the Uda, remove the seeds and add to the pot of boiling meat and fish.
- Add the crayfish pieces and pour in the palm oil and cook on low heat.
- In a separate pan, on low heat, stir-fry the bean powder till slightly brown.
- Allow the roasted bean powder to cool then add water slowly and stir till a paste is formed.
- To the pot of meats, slowly stir in the bean powder paste till all the powder is in the pot.
- If your soup gets too thick, pour some water to loosen it a bit and allow to simmer.
- Add the chopped scent leaves to the pot, stir and allow to simmer for about a minute.
- Serve your afiame soup with any swallow of choice.