If you don’t have the pre-packaged pepper soup spices, you can prepare your own pepper soup spices.
Wash the catfish with lime juice or scrub with salt to remove the slimy/slippery coating on its skin. Then rinse thoroughly and cut into smaller pieces.
Place in a pot, add enough water to cover the catfish. Add onions, seasoning cubes and salt to taste.
Cook for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, add the ground pepper, ground crayfish and the ground pepper soup spices, mix carefully and cook until the catfish is cooked.
Do not stir the fish and plantain or else it will break. Instead shake the pot gently to allow the stock cover the fish and plantain well*
Add in your plantain
Add in the Uziza or basil leaves and simmer for 12 mins.
Let it settle and then its ready to serve.