Pepper pot soup is delicious and tasty!
PEPPER POT SOUP
PEPPER POT SOUP IS NOT ONLY DELICIOUS AND TASTY BUT EXCELLENT ON A COLD DAY.
I read from a magazine that, I quote, "The term 'pepper pot soup' is used to describe two regional soups, one from the American Northeast and another from the Creole community in the American South and Caribbean. Both soups have distinct flavors and lengthy histories which make them regional favorite"
The author described that the version of the soup prepared in the Northeast is proudly called 'Philadelphia pepper pot soup' because that was the city where it became so popular and liked by the natives. We are made to understand that the soup originated from the Colonial era and had Tripe as its major and star ingredient!
NIGERIAN PEPPER SOUP IS TOO IDENTICAL TO THE AMERICAN PEPPER POT SOUP!
'"Wonders shall never end!" We Nigerians have been enjoying pepper soups from time immemorial and coincidentally 'Tripe' is our star ingredient! We are sure that our recipes did not come from America. Our recipes were handed to us by our great,great grand fathers over some centuries ago!
In Nigerian pepper soups we use Goat tripe while the Americans use Beef tripe! However, there are some differences between Nigerian pepper soup and the American pepper pot soups! The difference is that in Nigerian pepper soup we use local herbs, vegetables, goat meat, liver, spices and seasonings and about a litre of water.
Our major herbs and spices are called (Uzizza and Utasi)in Ibo language! These add unique flavours to the soups. We equally add black pepper and some fresh tomatoes as well as fresh chili peppers, and salt, to make the soup really tasty and hot! We regard our pepper soups as 'Appetizers' rather than meals.
Some of the American pepper pot soups contain ingredients such as Beef tripe, beef stock, offal and root vegetables like yams, tomatoes, carrots, thyme; onion, black and fresh chili pepper, spinach; ham, pumpkin and some spices and seasonings.
CAMPBELL'S PEPPER POT SOUPS DISCONTINUED AND CUSTOMERS SEEM DISAPPOINTED.
When I heard that Campbell the company that make different types of soups including pepper pot soups had discontinued the line, I wasn't moved nor become worried about such incident.
I wonder why the customers should be worried about such an invent when they can easily and conveniently cook the soup in the comfort of their homes and enjoy as many servings as possible. If you are one of those customers, please, rise above such disappointment and follow the respective recipes I'm going to suggest and recommend to you here in this page.
CAMPBELL'S SIMILAR INGREDIENTS:
It starts with the star ingredient- Beef stripe stock which you can change to any other tripe you may like.
The recipe/ingredient I recommend are as follows: Cooked beef tripe, water, beef stock, potatoes, Macaroni, carrots; Thiamine Mono nitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid),Tomato paste, wheat flour; spinach, One chopped onion, thyme, fresh chili pepper and fresh tomatoes. Add black pepper, salt and Cinnamon.
MY SECOND RECOMMENDED INGREDIENT/RECIPE ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Chose oxtail, goat stripe,lamb stripe as your star ingredients! Then add a litre of water,root vegetables like yam, sweet potatoes, water cress, carrot, pumpkin; One large chopped onion, fresh tomatoes, fresh chili pepper as well as black pepper. Add asparagus and broccoli, spinach; Ham, 2 oxo cubes, thyme and any other spices and seasonings of your choice!
To cook, just have a ready large pot handy. Then, peel the yams, and carrots, and shred the leaf vegetables. When the tripe and meat had been cooked for at least 30 minutes, you can then add every other ingredients and allow to boil for another 30-40 minutes.
Allow to simmer for 5-10 minutes. You will know when they are thoroughly cooked. The sweet smell that will ooze out from the pot will make your happy! In that case, you will realize that Campbell's discontinuation of the pepper pot soup is rather a blessing in disguise! You Have done it yourself and should be congratulated! Go on and enjoy six or ten servings for you and your family!
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