Omoluabi Pepper soup spice mix powder is a blend of aromatic herbs, spices, and seasonings commonly used in Nigerian and West African cuisine to flavor pepper soup—a spicy and flavorful soup typically made with meat, fish, or poultry.
- In a dry skillet or pan, lightly toast the dried pepper flakes or ground chili powder for a few minutes until aromatic. This step helps to enhance the flavor of the pepper.
- In a spice grinder or mortar and pestle, grind the toasted pepper flakes or chili powder to a fine consistency. Set aside.
- In a bowl, combine all the dried herbs, spices, and seasonings: ginger powder, garlic powder, basil leaves, parsley leaves, thyme leaves, ground crayfish (if using), ground uziza seeds or West African pepper seeds (if using), ground white or black pepper, ground allspice or spice combination, ground coriander seeds, ground cumin seeds, ground fennel seeds, and ground African negro pepper or grains of Selim (if using). Mix well to ensure the spices are evenly distributed.
- Add the ground toasted pepper flakes or chili powder to the spice mixture and mix thoroughly.
- Taste the spice mix and adjust the salt and other seasonings according to your preference. Remember that pepper soup is traditionally quite spicy, so you may want to add more chili powder or pepper flakes if you prefer a hotter flavor.
- Transfer the spice mix to an airtight container and store it in a cool, dry place. It can be used immediately or stored for future use.
When making pepper soup, you can use the spice mix by adding it to your soup base along with your choice of meat, fish, or poultry, and other ingredients. The amount of spice mix used will depend on the desired level of spiciness and flavor intensity.