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Pepper Soup

What is it? Light and spicy soup traditionally made with goat meat, but often with fish or other meat, as well as herbs and Nigerian spices. Pepper soup is West Africa’s version of chicken soup (many Nigerian grocery stores even…

Pounded Yam

What is it? Yams that have been crushed or stirred to a creamy, dough-like consistency. Pounded yams are considered a fufu (a kind of starchy side dish) usually served with a stew or efo. One could compare pounded yams to…

Jollof Rice

Jollof Rice made with tomatoes, onions, scotch bonnets, and chili peppers. There are endless variations on this recipe, but those five ingredients are usual constants. No list of Nigerian foods can be complete without a mention of Jollof rice. It’s…