Cookbook:Ofe Ujuju (Nigerian Ujuju Soup)

Ofe Ujuju (Nigerian Ujuju Soup)
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Ofe ujuju is a soup from the southeastern region of Nigeria. It is made with a common leaf called ujuju, and some cooks may add okra or ogbono as well. It can be served with any desired swallow, although eba is a common choice.




  1. Wash the ujuju leaves thoroughly, and remove the middle ribs.
  2. Cook the leaves for a few minutes in boiling water to soften. Drain the water.
  3. Transfer drained leaves to a mortar, and mash them uniformly.
  4. Combine goat meat, salt, seasoning cubes, pepper, and onion in a pot.
  5. Cover with water, and bring to a simmer. Simmer until meat is cooked through.
  6. Add the stockfish, dryfish, ground crayfish, and locust beans. Allow to cook for few seconds.
  7. Mix in palm oil and the smashed ujuju leaves.
  8. Allow to simmer for a few minutes without covering the pot.
  9. Remove from heat, and serve hot.