Nigerian CatFish Pepper Soup


  • 1 whole catfish (cut and cleaned)
  • 1 teaspoon  peppersoup spice mix (ingredient below if you will like to make your own mix)
  • 1 tablespoon oil of choice
  • 1 cube maggi
  • salt (to taste)
  • stock or water (2cups)
  • utazi or bitter leaf (a pinch)


  1. Place cleaned fish in a pot, add in some stock or water, set the pot on medium heat. Add in the pepper soup mix, salt, maggi, oil  and utazi
  2. Cover and simmer for 25mins


What you need for pepper soup mix

Equal portions of :

  • allspice seed,
  • anise pepper,
  • anise seeds,
  • cloves,
  • coriander seeds,
  • cumin seeds,
  • dried ginger,
  • fennel seeds,
  • tamarind pulp and
  • ground pepper.

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By |July 13th, 2010|8 Comments


  1. Nollywood REinvented November 13, 2012 at 7:06 am - Reply

    I’m beginning to embrace the concept that I’m living in the stone age. Wait! So do they actually sell pepper soup spice mix at stores? If yes, what does it look like abeg…. twitpic a picture or send me a link to see abeg thanks

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie November 26, 2012 at 5:04 pm - Reply

      yes ooo… they do in my local store, it’s not actually a brand or anything; just the premixed stuff in a white container. I will take a picture for you next time I am at the store.

  2. Name mais November 6, 2012 at 5:54 am - Reply

    this is such a nice and easy description especially for a learning teen like me. Thanks!

  3. blessing November 4, 2012 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    this is simple and its d best, i just tried it using some caycee pepper spice and it perfect.thks

  4. tee September 11, 2012 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    Awww it looks good cant help but comment.This is taking me to another level.
    It looks so yum yum 🙂
    Am getting excited ..more post

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    • Deedee June 25, 2016 at 12:45 pm - Reply

      Great recipe Ronke! Was wondering if you could include a little more information on each blog post concerning preparation of ingredients. In this post for example, how to prepare the catfish. That would really be helpful. Thank!

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