How To Cook Fisherman soup
Procedures on how to cook a fisherman soup using tin tomatoes and Brachystegia eurycoma (achi)
First, get all your sea foods, eg fresh fish, shrimps or crabs ready(Use hot water and salt to wash the fish.. depending on the type of fish. Then steam it with salt, pepper and onion alone till it’s done.
Place your empty pot on fire and fry your palm oil. Allow it to remain awhile before adding your chopped onion and fry, and add your tin tomatoes. (Note, only one sachet is fine or 1small tin). Fry properly then pour in your Brachystegia eurycoma (Achi) into the fried tomatoes and fry along side for just 10seconds. The Brachystegia eurycoma (Achi) serves as a thickener for those who are interested to know , it can also be replaced with cocoyam, this is for those who knows how to process it.
After which you pour in a little water or if you have some water from the steam fish, you kindly pour it in and turn making sure everything is well circulated before adding your fish and shrimps. Then after 2mins, add salt crayfish and pepper and turn carefully then cover for it to steam. Note, be mindful of the salt or pepper you add to the soup cuz you’ve already used same ingredients to steam the fish and shrimps. Wait till after 5mins before adding your periwinkle then turn it carefully so the fishes won’t scatter…while turning, you must have seen the level of thickness that you needed, if it’s too watery you can stir the Brachystegia eurycoma (Achi) again and add, …if it’s too thick for your liking then you add some water to reduce the thickness then allow it to steam till it’s done.
Once it’s done, you add either your odusa leaf, scent leaf, or bitter leaf, turn it then taste it and bring it down immediately. That’s just a very simple way of cooking a fisherman soup using tin tomatoes and thickener.