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fisherman's soup recipe

Fisherman’s soup is a fish broth made with Palm oil.  It is quite similar to pepper soup but with cooked with palm oil and without the pepper soup spices. It is also similar to the Rivers Native Soup.

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This soup is popular in Uyo and other towns in Akwa Ibom State. No wonder it is also known as Efik fisherman soup.

Try your hands on this quick and easy recipe


  • 1kg Fresh fish
  • 2kg Fresh Nigerian tiger prawns
  • 1kg Fresh fish
  • 2kg Fresh Nigerian tiger prawns
  • 500g Dried fish or smoked fish (or both)
  • 500g Stockfish (optional)
  • 1 cup Crayfish
  • Atarodo
  • 1/2 kg Fresh spinach or pumpkin leaves (ugwu)
  • 100g Fresh basil leaves
  • 2 Medium onions
  • 1 cooking spoon of Palm oil
  • Salt to taste.
  • Okro


1.Chop the onions into large chunks, chop the peppers and fresh basil

2. Add in the fresh fish, tiger prawns, boiled dry fish, along with the chopped onions and peppers and dried crayfish and allow to cook for 5 minutes

3. Add in the Okro and using a folding action mix these in gently with the rest of the ingredients. Cook the soup for another 5-7 minutes until the Okro is al dente

4. Pour in the palm oil and cook for another 5 minutes

5.Wash and chop the fresh spinach or pumpkin leaves and add these to the soup and allow to cook for another 5-7 minutes

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6. Remove from the heat and serve the soup while hot.

7.An accompanying starch (Garri, our pounded yam is optional)

Check out this video tutorial by Naija Food Tube for more: