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Afang Soup

 Afang Soup (Spinach and Okazi leaves) - slimy-textured soup loaded with chunks of protein and spices and seasonings. A healthy way of adding more greens to your table. Best paired with your favorite starchy side.
Course Main
Cuisine African
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 -6 people
Calories 358kcal
Author Imma


  • 1-2 pounds of meat tripe, cowskin, meat
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 2 maggie cubes or 2 tablespoons bouillon
  • 1/2 pound smoked fish
  • 1/2 cup crayfish
  • 1-2 cups of red oil
  • 5 cups okazi leaves
  • 6 cups fresh waterleaves I used spinach
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Soak the dried okazi leaves for about 10 minutes or more, wash and drain the water.
  • In medium–sized sauce pan boil meat, season with salt, pepper, and Maggie, and onions until tender (approximately 20-40 minutes depending on the choice of meat). You can shorten this process in half by using a pressure cooker. Reserve the stock
  • Boil the cow skin and tripe together or you may do so separately until tender. Drain the water from the cow skin, and tripe.
  • In a large pot combine all the meat and smoked fish with about 1- 2 cups of the stock.
  • If using smoked fish, pick out the bones and cut it chunks, add to the pot of meat. Cook for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Pulse the okazi leaves in a blender or food processor with a little bit of water to make it pliable.
  • Repeat the same process with the chopped fresh spinach.
  • Stir in the oil, Maggie and crayfish. Cover and let it simmer for a couple of minutes -3-5
  • Add the okazi leaves to the pot, stir, then include the spinach.
  • Mix everything together and let it simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Adjust for seasonings salt, pepper, and Maggie.
  • Serve warm with eba.


.Cut down on the oil if you are health conscious. I have made this soup before with only 1/2 a cup of oil and it still tasted delicious
.Feel free to include periwrinkle in this meal - am not a big fan
.If you really want it slimmy blend one okra with the spinach


Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Sodium: 1140mg | Potassium: 778mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4365IU | Vitamin C: 13.7mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 4.8mg