Goat Meat And Plantain Pepper Soup

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.


Let’s cook!



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…

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After 5 minutes, lift the lid, add water to cover, leave to boil for 10 minutes…

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Then add the plantain. You need to add the Plantain early cos unripe Plantain takes a while to soften.

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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…

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And it’s done..

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Serve Immediately….

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Goat meat and plantain pepper soupYum!

Goat meat and plantain pepper soup


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20 thoughts on “Goat Meat And Plantain Pepper Soup

  1. This is the 4th dish I have made out of your recipes and Oh! My God!!!!!!!
    I am now a Star and a Super wife to my Hubby …
    Hubby now looks forward to my dishes like no other
    Thanks Sisi
    God bless you

  2. Hmmmm…i tried this on Christmas day .. ( big risk) and it came out excellent!🕺🕺🕺🕺…my hubby never liked previous pepperso up I have cooked and I usually chop alone but with this number one , he took some on Christmas morning, then around 11pm when we were about to sleep after all the avtivities, he said he wanted THE peppersoup…haaaa .. so I frowned a bit cos I was tired…so we agreed amicably to wait till morning…so the first meal this morning was our special Pepper Soup… ( I used chicken)… thanks so much and have a super 2018!

  3. Hey sisi thanks for the receipes love coming here ! What can you use if you don’t have pepper soup spice ? Thanks

    • Hi, I can’t say it’s wrong as people cook, differently and preferences differ. However, I only add Crayfish to fish pepper soup ….

  4. I tried this today and end result was yummy. Tho I used yam and didn’t add leaves cos what I saw in the market was mint leaves and I haven’t tried it before but it came out really nice even my hubby kept asking for more. Sisi jemimah thank you so much ma, more grace to do more.

  5. I i tried the goat meat plaintain peppersoup and it was great. I even used the same recipe to prepare turkey and yam peppersoup…
    Jemimah, God bless and keep you, dear.
    I’ll come here more often.
    And babes, I always get it wrong with yam porridge.

    • Chai! How did I miss your comment Jumoke? Thanks for the feedback, so so sorry, I’m sure you’ll nail yam pottage using one of my pottage recipes, let me know how it goes.

  6. I love all ur cookings and recipes.They are easy to get and d recipe easy to find.I check ur blog to know what to cook next.I will gv this a try soon and get back.
    Pls what’s d diff BTW cayenne pepper and atagungun?

    • Thanks so much for the lovely comment. Cayenne pepper is finer in consistency compared with Atagungun but they perform the same function. I’ll say they’re the same really. Will be awaiting your feedback when you’ve tried it out….X

  7. I am more than hapoy to be one of ur thousand followers,just sonu knw u have helped saved some homes, I knw dis becos i recommended ur fb page to sm of my friends and waohhh deir kitchen is now always on dier hub’s mind..
    Thank you Dr.foodie…

    • Hi, sorry for the late response. Glad you find my recipes useful, it means a lot. You’re very very welcome and thanks for taking the time to leave this heartwarming feedback….X

  8. Mentor of life!I! tried your Tilapia pepper soup a while ago and it was a hit. I’ll be giving this a try too, you’ll hear from me. You rock!

  9. You are my go to girl for authentic NIgerian food! “My” jollof rice is now the talk of the town. I just refer them to your site ( though secretly I wish I could actually claim the goodness for myself hahaha). As you know, most Africans don’t write down recipes per say. This is such a greate reference when you’re trying to make that soup ( you know the one) that your grandma used to hook up, but you were too afraid to try on your own. Thank you.

    • Hi Aish! Your comment put a huge smile on my face. Thank you! I’m glad you find my recipes useful and a massive thanks for the referrals. God bless you loads and you’re very welcome….xx

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