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Spinach and Kale Soup (Efo riro; Vegetable Soup)

Efo riro is very popular in Nigeria, It is a vegetable soup. You can use any type of vegetable you like. In this case, I’m using spinach and Kale. Efo riro involves a condiment that people attribute to it; iru (locust beans) and usually prepared with palm oil. Using locust beans and palm oil is the traditional way of cooking vegetable soup but it’s up to you to decide if you want to use it.

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Spinach and kale soup (Efo riro; Vegetable Soup)
Course: Soup
Ingredients
  • 11/2 Pound Spinach
  • 1/2 pound Kale
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes
  • 2 Habanero (rodo) add more or less
  • 2 Red bell pepper (Tatashe)
  • 1/2 Cup Palm oil (use more or less)
  • 12 oz. Shrimp (Deveined, peeled, tail on/off)
  • 1 Grilled mackerel fish (shredded)
  • 1 Big Onion (or 2 small onions)
  • 2 Tablespoons Ground crayfish
  • Seasoning cube
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Clean the Red bell pepper, onion, and habanero.

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  2. Roughly blend the pepper and set aside.

  3. Put a saucepot on medium heat and pour oil. Heat the oil.

    When the oil is hot, add onion (chopped). Saute the onion for a few seconds.

  4. Add ground crayfish, and stir let the onions and the crayfish, stir both onions and crayfish until fragrant and not burn.

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  5. Add Pepper and stir. Continue cooking until oil floats.

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  6. Add Shrimps, grilled fish, seasoning cubes and salt. Mix together and cook until it reduced and the oil float on the top again. For about 3-4 minutes or more. If the fried pepper is too thick add water or broth to loosen it up a bit.

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  7. If you're using a fresh vegetable, chop, rinse to remove the dirt. If you're using frozen vegetables thaw and squeeze out the liquid.

    Add chopped kale and spinach or any type of vegetables of your choice. Do not cover.

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  8. Mix and let everything combine, taste and adjust the seasoning. Leave to cook for like 2 minutes. Take off the heat.

  9. Serve and enjoy with your desired side dish. Enjoy.

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Recipe Notes

You can use any protein, vegetable you like.

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