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How to prepare Palm Nut Soup

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How to prepare Palm Nut Soup

Palm Nut Soup also known as Abenkwan is a delicious soup in West Africa. It is called Mbanga soup in Cameroon, Banga in Nigeria and Moambe in Congo.

 

This soup is made using palm fruit extract or palm fruit concentrate. If you haven’t tried this soup before than make it your first time, you will love it.

 

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ADDITIONAL COOKING TIPS ON HOW TO PREPARE PALM NUT SOUP

Palm-nut soup produces quite a bit of oil after cooking. You can drain and save oil for other purposes

You can also add spinach or other leafy greens to this soup.

 

 

RECIPE INGREDIENTS

1 cup palm nuts

1/2 kg  meat(any meat of choice)

5 pieces crabs(optional)

2 medium fresh tomatoes

1 smoked salmon

1 prekese

3 large onions

5 pieces medium-sized garden eggs(optional)

5 bonnet of chili pepper

4 garlic gloves

1 inch ginger root

Seasoning powder or cubes

Warm water

 

 

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO PREPARE PALM NUT SOUP

Wash palm nuts thoroughly with clean water in a large bowl

Place nuts in a large cooking pot. Pour enough water to cover and boil under high heat for about 20- 30 minutes until its soft and tender.

Drain water from nuts when cooked and pour into a mortar. Pound nuts with pestle until all the covering of the palm nuts fall off.

Pour the pounded mixture into a bowl. Pour enough warm water to mix. Take the fiber part of the mixture bit by bit and squeeze the liquid out

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 Then using a colander, drain the liquid from the fiber and nuts. Set liquid aside

Wash meat and cut into smaller pieces and place into cooking pot.

Peel and wash ginger, garlic, pepper  and onions. Blend ingredients together until smooth.

Pour the blended mixture over the chopped meat.

Add seasoning and salt. Cook meat for about 10 minutes. Add crabs if using

Add fresh tomatoes, garden eggs and 1 onion to cooking pot.

Cover with lid and allow them to cook until soft

Pour the palm liquid over meat and gently stir. Add prekese

Remove the tomatoes, onions, garden eggs and pepper. Blend and add to soup

Adjust salt

Add dry fish or salmon

Cook for  20 minutes until oil forms on top of soup.

Palm nut soup can be served with Rice balls (omo tuo), Banku, Fufu and Ampesi

 

RECIPE VIDEO

 

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How to prepare Palm Nut Soup

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Serves: 1 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 100 calories 5 grams fat

Ingredients

1 cup palm nuts
1/2 kg  meat(any meat of choice)
5 pieces crabs(optional)
2 medium fresh tomatoes
1 smoked salmon
1 prekese
3 large onions
5 pieces medium-sized garden eggs(optional)
5 bonnet of chili pepper
4 garlic gloves
1 inch ginger root
Seasoning powder or cubes
Warm water

Instructions

  • Wash palm nuts thoroughly with clean water in a large bowl
  • Place nuts in a large cooking pot. Pour enough water to cover and boil under high heat for about 20- 30 minutes until its soft and tender.
  • Drain water from nuts when cooked and pour into a mortar. Pound nuts with pestle until all the covering of the palm nuts fall off.
  • Pour the pounded mixture into a bowl. Pour enough warm water to mix. Take the fiber part of the mixture bit by bit and squeeze the liquid out
  • Then using a colander, drain the liquid from the fiber and nuts. Set liquid aside
  • Wash meat and cut into smaller pieces and place into cooking pot.
  • Peel and wash ginger, garlic, pepper  and onions. Blend ingredients together until smooth.
  • Pour the blended mixture over the chopped meat.
  • Add seasoning and salt. Cook meat for about 10 minutes. Add crabs if using
  • Add fresh tomatoes, garden eggs and 1 onion to cooking pot.
  • Cover with lid and allow them to cook until soft
  • Pour the palm liquid over meat and gently stir. Add prekese
  • Remove the tomatoes, onions, garden eggs and pepper. Blend and add to soup
  • Adjust salt
  • Add dry fish or salmon
  • Cook for  20 minutes until oil forms on top of soup.
  • Palm nut soup can be served with Rice balls (omo tuo), Banku, Fufu and Ampesi
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