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Isi Ewu (Goat Head Soup)

Isi Ewu (Goat Head Soup)

Isi Ewu is a traditional Nigerian soup that is popular in the southeastern part of the country, particularly among the Igbo people. This soup is made with goat head meat and is known for its rich and flavorful taste.

Whether you are a fan of Nigerian cuisine or just looking to try something new, Isi Ewu is definitely worth a try!


  • 1 goat head, cleaned and chopped into small pieces
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons of ground crayfish
  • 2-3 tablespoons of ground pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 cups of palm oil
  • Uziza leaves (optional)
  • Utazi leaves (optional)
  • Seasoning cubes


  • Wash the goat head thoroughly and cut it into small pieces.
  • In a pot, boil the goat head pieces with some water, seasoning cubes, and salt for about 20-30 minutes, or until the meat is tender.
  • Remove the goat head pieces from the pot and set them aside.
  • In a separate pot, heat up the palm oil over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onions to the pot and sauté until they are soft and translucent.
  • Add the ground crayfish and pepper to the pot and stir well.
  • Add the goat head pieces to the pot and stir well.
  • Let the soup simmer over low heat for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the uziza and utazi leaves (if using) to the pot and stir well.
  • Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning as needed.
  • Serve the Isi Ewu hot with your choice of fufu, eba, or pounded yam.