Abak Atama Soup Recipe -Nigerian Efik Soup

abak atama soup

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Abak is the Efik word for banga. If you have been a favorite follower on the blog you would have noticed that I am quite a fan of efik dishes. From banga soup to edikaikong to afang soup to banga rice. I believe you have enjoyed learning these various dishes here and you would try out this Abak atama soup recipe

So let us cook…

Recipe for Abak Atama Soup


  • 3 cups of palm fruit juice or 5 cups of palm nut fruits
  • 1 small bunch of atama leaves (shredded)
  • 1 kg of beef
  • 5 -6 piecies of shaki (beef tripe) and Kpomo (Cow skin)
  • 1 medium piece of stock fish
  • ½ cup of crayfish
  • ½ piece of Uyayak (aiden fruit) – Deseeded
  • ½ tablespoon Chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon crayfish powder
  • Seasoning Cubes
  • Salt to taste

Method Of Preparation

  • If you are using palm nuts from scratch, wash, boil, pound and extract the juices to make 3 cups of palm nut juice. If you are using the canned palm nut cream, mix it with 3 cups of water.

Check how to extract palm nut from scratch in my Banga soup recipe article

  • Season and boil your meats (beef, tripe, cow skin).
  • Bring to boil the palm nut juice for about 15 minutes and add your meats and continue to boil. If it gets to thick or dry, add some water.
  • Next, season your soup at this point using salt, pepper, seasonings, uyayak and crayfish powder. Make sure not to over- do on the salt as it may be over powering.
  • Add your crayfish pieces, stock fish, smoked fish and any other elements you wish to add to the soup at this point.
  • Once the soup starts to thicken, add your washed atama leaves and allow to simmer for an extra 3-5 minutes.
  • Serve with Pounded Yam, Fufu or any swallow of your choice.

There you have it, Nigerian abak atama recipe made easy… I would like to see what you have been cooking with our recipes, don’t forget to tag @cookwithkemi on Instagram, facebook or simply leave us a comment.

Till my next recipe, keep adding a large dose of love into your cooking pots. #cookwithkemi#lovecook



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