Ofe Nsala (Nsala Soup)
Ofe Nsala is a very mouth-watering white soup indigenous to the people of Eastern and Riverline areas of Nigeria. ofe nsala is very tasty and quite easy to make, ofe nsala is mainly prepared for nursing mothers although its open to every one, this delicacy is traditionally made without the use of palm oil as compared to other Igbo soups that require red palm oil as one of its main ingredients. The total absence of the palm oil is what makes this dish so appealing to new mothers.
Recipe for Nsala Soup. This recipe differs depending on what you choose to prepare your Nsala Soup with, but for this particular Nsala, below are all you then for a mouth watering soup “Nsala Soup”
Anu Efi (cow meat)
Of course water
Washed and cooked my stockfish, seasoned my meat with pepper, Salt and knorr seasoning and then parboiled it. After that, added the stockfish to the meat, washed the dry fish with hot water and added it as well. after boiling for a while i peeled and added my yam, follows by other ingredients like, cube of knorr, little salt, crayfish, my grinded uziza and uda then covered it to cook for a while. When the yam has softeded, brought it out, pounded it and put it back to the pot, “yam serves as a tickner”. After adding the yam, cover the pot and allow to boil for some minutes, probably four to six minutes by then the yam must have dissolved, taste to confirm if everything is to your taste and if it is, Then steer and bring it down. Then your ofe nsala is good to go
After the cooking, serve with pounded yam, fufu, semolina, semovita or any other form of swallow.
Quite easy right? Ever tasted or prepared Nsala soup before? Did you make some modifications of your own? Share with us your thought via comments below.