Catfish pepper soup aka Point and Kill is a popular Nigerian delicacy and is very easy to make, I think it is called point and kill because you go to where they sell it, point the one want and they kill it for you; lol. No night out is complete without a plate of Catfish Pepper soup. I was craving Catfish and was contemplating whether to grill it or make Pepper soup and I decided to make the P soup. Catfish pepper soup is one of these dishes that needs a lot of Pepper for You to enjoy it. I had Catfish one time, grilled in particular and it was just YUCK because they made it with just Tomatoes and Onions; no pepper, chai! Just imagine, I was almost puking, so please use Pepper to prepare this because you will so enjoy it; that’s why it is even called ‘pepper soup’.


Ingredients for Catfish Pepper Soup:

  • Catfish (wash with Potash, Lemon, Lime or hot water)
  • Scotch Bonnets (ground)
  • ½ sliced Onion
  • 1 tablespoon of mixed Pepper Soup spices [consisting of nutmeg, ‘Ehuru’, Enge {also known as ‘Kimba’ in Hausa}, Garlic,Ginger,and Ataiko.[ground]. I got mine from a local market; You can just ask for Pepper soup spices and they will give You.
  • 1 tablespoon of dried ground Pepper
  • Curry Leaves(Chopped)
  • 3 Maggi cubes
  • Pinch of Salt




  • Wash and cut the Catfish then place in a Pot


  • Add water a little above the level of the Fish
  • Add 1 tablespoon of Pepper soup spices
  • Add 1 tablspoon of dried pepper


  • Add the ground Scotch Bonets and sliced Onion
  • Put in 3 Maggi cubes and a pinch of Salt
  • Now add in the Curry Leaves.


  • cover and allow to cook for 35 minutes then check for seasoning, add if necessary
  • Cover and allow to cook for 15 more minutes until the Fish becomes tender.[Do not stir to avoid the Fish from breaking]


And Our Catfish Pepper soup is ready, very easy indeed. You can wash it down with a cold drink or eat with Rice, Yam, Agidi [Eko] and the likes… ENJOY!


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