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Ivorian Pepper Soup

This Ivoirian pepper soup is a quick meal loaded with goat meat and spices in an onion, tomato and eggplant broth. The Ivoirian pepper soup tastes the same in all west Africa but we all have a different way of cooking it. for this recipe the whole tomato, onion and eggplant is cooked with the goat (or meat of your choice) and the spices; once the goat meat is tender the tomatoes, onion, and eggplants are pureed and added back to the stock and the goat meat.

Ivorian Pepper Soup
Ivorian Pepper Soup

Obviously, the authentic pepper soup is very spicy, but you can adjust the pepper to you family’s taste. Typically, the pepper is treated like the whole tomato, onion and eggplant but I leave them whole because of my kids. It can be prepared with various meats, such as fish, shrimp, tripe, oxtail, chicken, goat, beef and/or cow. The Ivoirian pepper soup can be cooked using several meats in the same pot.


  • 1 kilo of goat meat
  • 1 big eggplant
  • 1 large tomatoes
  • 1 big onions
  • 3 peppers
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 5 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoon ginger
  • 1 cube Maggi
  • Salt

How to make Ivorian Pepper Soup?

Add the meat in a saucepan, add enough water to cover the meat.

Add a tablespoon of concentrated tomato, garlic and ginger.

Add onion, eggplant and tomatoe.

Cover and let boil for 20 minutes and make sure the vegetables are well cooked. At this point the meat should be half cooked and tender.

Remove the vegetables and crush and add the crushed vegetables, pepper and the cube.

Let it simmer for 15 minutes and season to taste!

Ivorian Pepper Soup
Ivorian Pepper Soup

You can accompany your sauce with foutou banana or rice.

Here are couples of Foufou recipes
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