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Equsi Soup

Alhaji’s Cuisine

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 1 cup of egusi(melon) seeds 
  • 1/2 large onion 
  • 10 medium size shrimp 
  • 1/8 cup palm oil 
  • 1/8 cup groundnut oil 
  • 1/2 fresh red pepper 
  • 300 g chopped steamed spinach
  • 1-1/4 cup of beef broth 
  • Cooked assorted beef
  • spices 

DIRECTIONS: 

  1. Chop seeds in blender. Cut onion in pieces adding to blender as you cut. Add the raw shrimp to blender. Blend until smooth. You will likely need a little liquid to help it blend
  2. Heat oil in a large pot. 
  3. Finely chop other half of onion adding to oil as you chop. Stir until soft and translucent. 
  4. Chop the fresh red pepper and add to pot to fry a bit. 
  5. Add the blended egusi and beef broth.
  6. Add the spinach and spice. Allow to simmer by covering it for 10 minutes. 
  7. Stir occasionally and add the assorted beef to the egusi broth.  
  8. Reduce heat to medium, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly until the mixture is very thick.
  9. Serve egusi soup (or stew) on top of Fufu,  pounded yam, eba, semolina, e.t.c 

Just Enjoy!

COMPILED BY: AROWOLO N. OLA

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