Recipe: Heartwarming Catfish Pepper Soup


Published: March 31, 2015

catfish pepper soup

C atfish pepper soup is a delicious comfort food that is very easy to prepare. It is also known as “point and kill” because of how the catfish is bought at local markets: you select your desired fish by pointing at it and it is killed and prepared for you. Catfish also has tremendous nutritional benefits such as low calorie content, high healthy fatty acids and high protein content.


Catfish Pepper Soup


  • 1 catfish (cleaned and cut into 4-6 pieces)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 small habanero pepper (chopped)
  • 1/2 small onion (chopped)
  • 1 seasoning cube
  • 1 tablespoon pepper soup spice (can be found at a local market/ African market)
  • 1 tablespoon ground crayfish
  • 1 basil leaf
  • Salt to taste


  1. Soak the fish in a bowl of ice cold water 3 minutes before cooking to prevent the fish from falling apart
  2. Put fish in a pot over medium heat and add water
  3. Season with seasoning cube, salt, onions, pepper and crayfish. Boil for 10 minutes
  4. Add basil leaf and pepper soup spice. Boil for additional 3 minutes
  5. Serve hot

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About Abby Soetan

Abby Soetan is a food lover and chef, passionate about promoting West African culture through cuisine. She is a graduate from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts and the blogger behind Tatashey. When she is not blogging or taking pictures, she enjoys writing short stories. Find her on Instagram @iamtatashey and visit her blog

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