Pepper Soup


Source: Favourite Sierra Leone Recipes by Pamela Greene
Prep time: 30 minutesCooking time: 45 minutesTotal time: 1 1⁄4 hours

Description

Beef, cow's foot, pig's foot, onion, potato or yam in tomatoes. Pepper soup is cooked for people who have not been well in addition to other times like parties, celebrations and gatherings all over west Africa. Here is how to cook pepper soup which is also cooked around the world.

This recipe is from the book Favourite Sierra Leone Recipes by Pamela Greene.

Ingredients

1 pound
beef
1  
cow's foot (cleaned)
1  
pig's foot
1  
onion (large diced)
1 pound
potato (or yam cubes)
6 cups
water
4  
tomatoes (fresh)
1  
tomato puree (small tin)
   
pepper (to taste)
   
salt (to taste)
   
herbs (thyme)

Instructions

How to make Pepper Soup?
Method:- Simmering
1. Chop all meat and bone, pig's foot, cow's foot and put in a large saucepan of water simmer gently until meat is tender and fibrous tissue softened.
2. Add salt to taste, herbs, onion, pepper to taste.
3. Continue to simmer until the volume is reduced.
4. Add cubed yam or potatoes and cook until soft.
5. Serve hot.

Notes

Important Nutrition Information:- Rich in all nutrients especially minerals and vitamins.
Other dishes prepared in the same way: -
Fish pepper soup - use fish instead of meat and feet. This takes a shorter time to cook so the fish is added last as it becomes tender quickly.

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