Groundnut soup is a local cuisine for the Etsako people of Edo State in Nigeria. Satay sauce is notably a foreign variation of this dish. Because of its purely nutty composition, people with nut allergies are advised to avoid its consumption.
Serves – 8 people
300g of Beef
200g of Ponmo (soft)
200g of Stockfish
1 cup of groundnut
1 cup of washed Bitter leaves/ Ugu leaves
1 Onion (chopped)
1 tablespoon of ground Crayfish
3 habanero/ ata rodo (chopped)
3 seasoning cubes
2 cooking spoons of palm oil
Salt to taste
Season the beef with seasoning cubes, onions, some of the chopped habanero pepper, and salt. Add water and cook till almost well done.
Add the stock fish, Ponmo, and Crayfish to the meat and let it cook for another 20 minutes.
Add Palm Oil and the remaining chopped habanero pepper and cook for about 3 minutes.
Roast the groundnuts on medium heat for 4 minutes before grinding and set aside.
Add the ground groundnut to the soup and stir to thoroughly mix it in. Check for seasoning and salt, adjust if necessary. Cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes until soup thickens.
Add the washed bitter leaves/Ugu leaves and cook for another 3 minutes.
This soup is perfect with Pounded Yam
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