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KFB Foodie Talk: How to make Gbagbafofo (Okra Pepper Soup)

For our newbies, the KFB foodie talk column – handled by Dobby of Dobbysignature – is basically for ladies and ‘guys’ that are interested in learning how to cook better ;).

 
We have however got a guest for today’s food lesson – Media personality Matse Uwatse Nnoli to discuss how to make Okra Pepper Soup.

From the southern part of Nigeria, in the riverine Niger-deltan region comes Gbagbafofo. An Itsekiri delicacy made with sweet smelling spices, herbs, meat and fruits of the sea.

Just like banga soup
, Gbagbafofo is a favourite amongst the Itsekiris. It is easy to
prepare and oil free, making it a wonderful dish for those who are
conscious of their oil intake.

Gbagbafofo can be eaten with starch , eghwobobo and eba.

When I was young, award winning photo/cinematographer Onye Ubanatu used to run down to my house because of Gbagbafofo. I guess we were 10 and 11 years old back then The soup was so tasty that we had him and his siblings asking us when next the soup was going to be prepared at our home.
We even made a chant for the soup. It goes like this.
” Gbagba gbagbafofo…Gbagbafofo !!!”
We would be dancing and twirling. All because of this soup.
Now, let me show you how to make it.
See picture of the spices here.

Grind the spices in the dry mill of your blender.

Pour the blended spices into the liquid blender, add dried pepper, egusi and water and blend the mixture.

Add about 1 to 1-1/2  litres of water and strain into a pot. Set over heat.

Allow to heat up then add the ponmo and fresh fish.

Follow up with the shrimps.

Then the periwinkles, octopus, crabs…and some snails etc if using.

Add some native salt and or regular cooking salt and seasoning cubes. Then allow to cook slowly for 20 minutes.

Now, add blended crayfish, the belete and cook some more.

Finally add the okra and allow it simmer for a while.


Aaaand the soup is ready!!! ? Chei! Oyoyo fire!


What is Gbagbafofo without the native pot? Eh??? Spoon some soup into the earthen pot and steam.

 
Gbagbafofo
Looking good huh?
Enjoy!

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Wednesday daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye (Open Heavens 26 August 2015) – Cruelty, Exploitation & Stealing

 


Topic: Cruelty, Exploitation & Stealing [Wednesday August 26, 2015]

Memorise: Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him
labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to
give to him that needeth. -
Ephesians 4:28

Read: Ephesians 4:25-29 (KJV)

25. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for
we are members one of another.

26. Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

27. Neither give place to the devil.

28. Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with
his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that
needeth.

29. Let no...

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