So last week we woke up to see everywhere covered with snow, so what suits the weather than some Tilapia fish pepper soup? Nothing beat this soup! It is delicious and flavorful. I prepared this soup on low heat because I wanted all the seasoned to “marry” together. Also, I love to prepare my pepper soup ahead of the time then reheat the soup when I am ready because this allows the spice get inside the fish and increases the taste and flavor. I used tilapia fish but you can use any firm white fish of your choice, also adjust the spices to your preference. The more habanero/rodo/ dry pepper the more the heat. Let’s get started!
- 1 Tilapia fish (cleaned, gutted, and cut into steak)
- 2 Habanero/Rodo (chopped) ; adjust to your preference
- 1/2 Small Onion (chopped)
- 1 Tablespoon Dry pepper/Cayenne pepper/Red pepper flakes
- 1 Tablespoon Pepper soup spice
- 1/2 Teaspoon Ginger powder/minced ginger
- 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic powder/minced garlic
- 1 Tablespoon Olive oil (optional)
- 1 Tablespoon Basil/Efinrin/Uziza leaf (adjust to your preference)
- Knorr bouillon powder/cube
Clean the fish, cut into steaks and remove the gut and set aside.
Place a medium saucepan/pot over medium-low heat. Add the fish and cover with water, I used 2.5 cups of water. You can use more or less.
Add the garlic, ginger, chopped onion, knorr, and salt. Bring to a boil.
Add chopped habanero/rodo, dry pepper, pepper soup spice. Stir/shake and continue to cook until the fish is fully cooked.
Add basil or efinrin or basil if you're using.
Turn off the heat and allow to simmer. Let it cool before serving.
Tilapia fish pepper soup with yellow pap. Enjoy!