Goat Meat Pepper Soup

Goatmeat Pepper Soup

Pepper soup is simply meat in a spiced broth, the peculiar taste comes from the spice mix. It is commonly made with goat meat or catfish.  Pepper soup is quite easy to make as long as you have the right ingredients.


  • 3 teaspoons Pepper soup spice mix
  • 2 teaspoons dry blended hot chilli
  • Goat meat ( 10 small pieces)(cleaned)
  • 3 cubes Maggi
  • salt to taste
  • small onion, small ginger and garlic (peeled, not cut)


  1. Set a medium size pot on medium heat, add in the washed goat,1 cup water, 2 cubes maggi, some salt, onion, ginger and garlic. change the heat to below medium, cover the pot and leave the meat to cook for 1 hour 30 minutes (or until very tender). Remove the ginger and garlic pieces.
  2. Add another 4 cups water to the pre-cooked meat, add in the pepper soup spice, chilli powder, left over maggi cube. combine. taste and adjust for salt. cover and simmer for another 25-30mins.

Your soup is ready to serve.

To make your own pepper soup mix you will need equal portions of : allspice seed, anise pepper, anise seeds, cloves, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, dried ginger, fennel seeds, tamarind pulp and ground pepper. (blend)

This post is dedicated to Honeydame. Thanks for the recipe request!

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By |July 10th, 2011|25 Comments


  1. Queency September 23, 2016 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Thanks for the post! Now I could find the garlic in the precooked meat! What’s going to happen!!!

    • Queency September 23, 2016 at 8:27 am - Reply

      I could not*****

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie September 24, 2016 at 7:49 pm - Reply

      You are fine! it probably melted into the broth.

  2. Timein February 29, 2016 at 10:41 am - Reply

    love your blog. Thanks for this

  3. […] Pepper soup […]

  4. tobi October 10, 2015 at 6:38 am - Reply

    Ok…I ate dis catfish peppersoup n d sauce was thick n so nice…..ddnt want 2ask d seller aw she made it, since den I av been wondering aw d p.soup came 2live

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie October 11, 2015 at 7:24 pm - Reply

      try the nupe style catfish stew, it’s my favorite. Just add in your peppersoup spice and you are golden.

  5. Abimbola Tolulope February 12, 2015 at 11:39 am - Reply

    Hi! I just tried your goatmeat pepper soup recipe now. It turned out fantastic! I added a sprinkling of chopped bitter leaf though.

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  7. Ibironke Savage Oladimeji March 4, 2014 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Hi Nja foodie thks so much for dis blog I’m so happy I’m here now, pls what can i make as side meal with goat pepper soup

  8. Anonymous June 30, 2013 at 1:55 pm - Reply


  9. Ade January 26, 2013 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    so what happened to the 2 teaspoons of dry blended hot chilli. Does that go with the pepper soup mix?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 27, 2013 at 8:50 am - Reply

      It was added in with the pepper soup spice (step 2)

  10. empress July 25, 2012 at 2:27 am - Reply

    Hello, jst a quick question pls, am I to peel the whole garlic nd ginger or re u just tlkn abt peeln the back of it?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie July 28, 2012 at 10:01 am - Reply

      Just peel the back, that is good enough.

  11. Bola June 27, 2012 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    Pls where can i get the pepper soup mix?I reside in the United States.Thanks

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie July 22, 2012 at 9:28 am - Reply

      Hi Bola, check your local Nigerian food store. You can also make your own mix with the direction provided. Happy Cooking!!

  12. HoneyDame March 4, 2012 at 9:57 am - Reply

    Made this again last year with tilapia. added about 2small leaves of basil and a pinch of well-pressed and dried bitter leaf…….tooo tooo yummy!

  13. HoneyDame January 22, 2012 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    Can u see how life works?! This is sooo funny!I am seeing this almost 1 yr after it was posted (I am sure I must have seen it on your other blog though). I came here again looking for the recipe and here (clutches chest with both hands), I find it has been dedicated to me. You are a darling!

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