eru soup okazi

Eru Soup

Eru Soup, made with Spinach and Eru leaves, is a Cameroonian dish loaded with proteins. The aroma from Eru Soup is a mouth-watering delight. This soup is best served with your favorite starchy sides!


  • 2 onion chopped
  • 3 cups palm oil
  • 2 pounds meat beef, tripe, cow skin, smoked turkey
  • 1 pounds dried fish
  • 1/2 cup Ground crayfish
  • 5-6 cups Dried chopped Eru leaves
  • 2 pounds of frozen spinach
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 Bouillon cubes
  • Scotch bonnet pepper optional


  1. Cut meat into 1 inch chunks, season with salt, bouillon cubes, and onions and cook until tender. Be sure save 2 to 3 cups of stock from the meat to use in cooking this dish.
  2. While the meat is cooking, soak dried Eru leaves for about 10 -15 minutes in hot water in a bowl to tenderize the leaves. Rinse and drain.
  3. Add the assorted meats - beef, cow skin, tripe, fish, or turkey to a large stock pot with at least 2 cups of stock. Bring it to a boil and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Drain the frozen spinach and add to the pot of assorted meat and fish. Add crayfish and 2 bouillon cubes and stir, let it cook on medium heat about 10 minutes.
  5. Add shredded Eru leaves and red oil. Stir again thoroughly making sure all the contents in the pot blend together.
  6. Simmer 10 more minutes, add stock/water if needed.
  7. Season to taste with salt and more bouillon as needed.