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Ogbono Soup – Lunch Recipe

  • Cooking time: 55 minutes
  • Portion: 2 persons


  • One-Two pounds meat (oxtail, stew beef, tripe and cow skin)
  • Three cups chopped greens (spinach, collard greens, kale, callaloo)
  • One tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • One tablespoon chicken bouillon (adjust to taste bud)
  • One cup fish (smoked)
  • One cup onion (diced)
  • half cup ground crayfish
  • half cup ground ogbono
  • ¼ – ⅓ cup of palm oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

– Fredrick Douglass

Energy value:

  • calories 200kcal
  • proteins 60g
  • fats 4.9g
  • carbohydrates 9.5g


  1. Boil meat in a medium-sized saucepan, season with salt and pepper until tender (approximately 30-60 minutes depending on the choice of meat).
  2. You can shorten this process in half by using a pressure cooker.
  3. Boil the cow skin and tripe together or you may do so separately until tender.
  4. Use the best judgement.
  5. Remove cow skin, tripe and add to the pot of boiled meat.
  6. Add smoked fish, if using any.
  7. Be sure to have enough stock from the meat (about Three-Four cups).
  8. Mix ground ogbono with red oil, then add to the pot of boiled meat, followed by crayfish and scotch bonnet pepper, bring to a boil.
  9. Simmer and let it cook for about 10 minutes or more.
  10. Add chicken bouillon or cubes, if desired.
  11. Add more stock water as needed to get to desired thickness.
  12. Then add spinach cook for another two-three minutes, turn the stove off and serve piping hot.
  13. Serve with pounded yam, Fufu or Eba