( White soup)
This light Efik soup is traditionally cooked without oil using goatmeat or chicken in which case, they are called "afia efere ebot" or "afia efere unen" respectively. Fresh fish can also be used.
I kg / 2 lb
I medium smoked fish (washed)
250g / 8oz fresh okro (sliced)
100g/4oz ground crayfish
250g / 8oz pounded yam
25g / I oz chopped fresh chillies
I uyayakpod ( tetrapleura tetraptera)
1ltr/2 pint stock or water
salt to taste
Wash and cut the meat into even size pieces. Season with salt and boil for 30 minutes or until soft and tender. Add the stock, washed fish, chopped chillies, okro and ground crayfish. Break the uyayak pod into small pieces and add to the pot.
Cover and cook for 15 minutes. Mould the pounded yam into small rounds and drop into the soup to slightly thicken. Add seasoning and serve with pounded yam.
Courtesy of Laura Edet