How to make the Easiest Ofe Akwu

Palm nut soup also known as Ofe Akwu is a delicious African delicacy made from creamy extract got from pulverized palm nut fruit.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 367kcal
Author Chichi Uguru


  • 800 g Palm fruits Concentrate 1 can
  • 1 smoked fish cleaned and deboned
  • 1/4 cup ground crayfish
  • 1 Tbsp ground Cameroon pepper
  • 1 Tbsp crushed pepper flakes
  • 1000 g smoked Turkey or beef
  • 1 large Onion chopped
  • Ogiri Okpei or iru
  • 1 Tbsp bouillon powder
  • 3 cups meat stock
  • 1 handful of scent leaves washed and Chopped


  • Put smoked turkey in a pot with the meat stock, add chopped onions and season with bouillon powder. Bring to a boil.
  • Add crayfish, Ogiri okpei or iru, Cameroon pepper and crushed pepper flakes stir to combine then Turn heat down to medium.
  • Scoop in the palm oil concentrate, stir and taste for seasoning. Adjust as needed then Cover pot and let soup simmer till it thickens to the consistency you want.
  • Stir in the Chopped scent leaves and turn off heat.
  • Enjoy