Goat meat and Plantain Pepper Soup is simply Nigerian style Pepper Soup dish made with Goat meat and unripe Plantain.
The best time for me to prepare Pepper Soup is usually during Summer as I tend to struggle with Hay fever every now and then. I go for either Yam or Plantain as an accompaniment though I do Plantain more often. Well, unripe plantain does have a Yam like consistency after it’s been boiled. You can use any kind of protein for this recipe, I’ve tried it with Chicken once and it tasted just as good.
1-2 Unripe Plantain
600g Goat Meat With Bones
1 Small Red Onion
2-3 Scotch Bonnet Thinly Chopped OR 3 Tablespoons Ground Pepper (Atagungun)
2 Tablespoons Pepper Soup Spice
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1/2 Teaspoon Minced Ginger
1/2 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
Dry or Fresh Efinrin/ Basil leaves OR Utazi Leaves
2 Knorr Cubes
Salt to taste
Peel, and then slice your plantain into small pieces and set aside….
Wash and chop the goat meat, add the Onions, Ginger, Garlic, Knorr cubes and salt to taste. Place on low heat and leave to simmer for 5-7 minutes. This will help to release the natural flavour of the goat meat…
Note: It is better to blend your Onions or chop them thinly but I prefer mine chunky…
After 5 minutes, lift the lid, add water to cover, leave to boil for 10 minutes…
Then add the plantain. You need to add the Plantain early cos unripe Plantain takes a while to soften.
Now, leave to cook for another 20minutes or until both Plantain and Goat Meat are almost soft. You should have st least 5 cups of water left at this time. If you don’t, add some more. Then add the Pepper Soup Spice and Pepper. Taste for seasoning and just if necessary. You may need to add more water if your Pepper soup turns out too thick. Then leave to cook till the Goat Meat and Plantain are very soft…
And it’s done..