They say good food is the best route to a man’s heart. Feed him the exquisite and sumptuous dishes of our motherland and he will be too well fed to think about that little sexy vamp on the next street. Just remember that sometimes bitter leaf soup is so sweet that he will come running home before that Champions League or Premiership match. And while he is screaming for either Chelsea or Man U, -Arsenal fans forget this lol- let the aroma of this famous Ibo delicacy waft from the kitchen to the living room and your man will always be home where you want him.
BITTER LEAF SOUP (OFE ONUGBU) RECIPE/PREPARATION
A bunch of Bitter leaves
METHOD OF PREPARATION
.Wash and boil the stock fish for twenty to thirty minutes to soften
.Peel and boil the Cocoyam until it becomes soft.
.Place Cocoyam in mortar and pound into a paste.
.Boil a litre of water in pot
.Add palm oil, Stock Fish with its stock, washed and boned dried fish, crayfish either ground or whole according to preference, Ogiri, Pepper and Cocoyam paste. Stir and allow to boil for twelve minutes
.Add Maggi cube and washed bitter (Onugbu) leaves.
.Cook for another four minutes until soup thickens. Taste and add salt if required
.Allow to simmer for another two minutes.
Serve with eba, semovita, or fufu as desired.