How To Make Efo Riro (Diaspora Version)

If you live outside Nigeria, you already know about the challenges of preparing Nigerian meals thousands of miles away from Nigeria. With Shopafricausa, you can get just about any Nigerian ingredient of choice. 

But whether you are in search of Efo Riro alternatives or you are just looking for a delicious new Nigerian Soup to add to your family menu, this Efo Riro prepared with alternative ingredients is for you.

Efo Riro Ingredients

  • 2.4kg (5.2 lbs) spinach
  • Assorted Meat & Fish ~ 1.5kg (3.3lbs) total
    • Cow ribs
    • Cow foot
    • Cow tripe (shaki)
    • Cow skin (ponmo)
    • Dry meat (beef)
    • Stock fish (dry cod)
  • ½ cup palm oil
  • ½ cup iru (locust beans)
  • ¾ cup roasted prawns
  • 3 onions
  • 1-2 sweet peppers (tatashe)
  • Habanero peppers (to taste)
  • 3 big seasoning cubes
  • 2 tbsps ground crayfish
  • Salt (to taste)

Notes on the Efo Riro Ingredients

  1. Use assorted meat and fish to your liking. 
  2. Other hot peppers you can use are scotch bonnet peppers and cayenne peppers.
  3. If you cannot buy locust beans, you can use partially fermented mushrooms.

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