Recipes/Cooking » HOW TO PREPARE OFE OWELLE. by: Tony4mega(m) .:. Fri, 14 Feb, 2020 - 11:13:01:pm GMT
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Re: HOW TO PREPARE OFE OWELLE. by: Dynameak(f) .:. Tue, 19 May, 2020 - 09:58:46:pm GMT
Ofe Owerri, is a very popular traditional vegetable soup from the Eastern part of Nigeria which has the Igbo settled in it. "Ofe" means soup and "Owerri" is the capital of Imo state in South Eastern Nigeria. Ofe Owerri is peculiar to the people of Owerri especially as it's the major soup eaten by the people of Owerri.
It is usually prepared with four different vegetable leaves, Okazi, Ugu and Uziza, Oha, although Uziza is highly preferred, owing to it's aromatic blend into the pot of goodness (uhmmmmm OoollallaaaaCIOUS, I can smell the goodness already).
Aside the uziza leaves being an essential vegetable for this pot of goodness, another major ingredient used in the preparing ofe owerri is cocoyam which serves as a thickener. A thickener such as it is required so as to give the soup a firm outlook because a runny ofe owerri would be a fake version and at that wouldn't represent it's origin very well. The red Cocoyam is best for the thickner, but in the absence of the red ones enough red ones, the white ones can serve. In quick fix situations where you can't get raw cocoyam, the cocoyam powder can serve as a replacement as all you need do is mix about 2-3 tablespoons of the cocoyam powder with hot water, stir and make into a paste then add to your Ofe Owerri, alternatively, achi can be used as a thickener.
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