Efo Riro Vegetable Soup


  • 4 pounds of spinach chopped

  • 1 pound of cooked meat of choice I used fried Tilapia

  • 1/2 pound of small fresh water shrimp

  • 1/4 cup palm oil/ vegetable oil

  • 2 tomatoes

  • 1 red bell pepper

  • 1 large red onion

  • 2 habanero peppers

  • 2 cloves of garlic

  • Exotic Choice Spice

  • Salt to taste


  • Prep: Blend half of the red onion with the tomatoes, bell pepper, garlic, and hot pepper. Chop the other half of the red onion.

  • In a deep sauce pan or stock pot, heat the oil and sauté the onions over medium heat until its golden brown. Add the blended tomato mix, and allow to cook over medium heat for about 30 minutes. To avoid burning, stir occasionally.

  • After 30 minutes, the sauce should be significantly reduced, at this point season it with Exotic Choice Spice and salt to taste.  If cooking with cooked red meat or chicken, add them to the sauce at this point.

  • Add the fresh shrimp to the sauce, then add the spinach. The spinach may look too much, but allow to sit in the pot for about 1 minute.

  • Gently stir the stew and the spinach until the spinach is drooping. Adjust the seasoning with salt to taste if necessary. At this point I added the fried tilapia and stirred one last time.

  • Serve hot for best taste.