Cookbook:Yam in Chicken Pepper Soup (Ji Mmiri Oku)

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Yam in Chicken Pepper Soup (Ji Mmiri Oku)
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Ji mmiri oku is a Nigerian dish of yam in peppersoup. Is a traditional food among the Igbo people of Nigeria, usually prepared for new mothers.


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  1. Combine the hard chicken, oregano, curry powder, chicken seasoning powder, grated ginger, sliced garlic, and diced onions. Add enough water to cover the meat. Bring to a boil, and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  2. Stir in the diced yam, crayfish, blended uziza seed, dried utazi, salt, pepper soup spice, and one seasoning cube. Stir very well, cover, and cook for about 7–10 minutes.
  3. Stir in the grated habanero pepper, and cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in the scent leaf, and cook for 1 minutes. Adjust the seasoning as necessary.
  5. Remove from the heat, and serve.