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Pumpkin Soup -- Liberian Food

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Liberian pumpkin soup is a delicious west African stew which is serve with rice. This is different from the western pumpkin soup but it's really yummy. You ll love it.
  Squash 1 Medium, peeled , de-seed and cubed (pumpkin)
  Palm oil 4 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Large, mince
  Bouillon cube 1
  Fresh tomatoes 2 , mash
  Tomato paste 1 Tablespoon
  Meat 300 Gram, cubed (of your choice) (Optional)
  Smoked fish 1 Tablespoon (or fish, pre boiled and bones removed)
  Black pepper/White pepper To Taste
  Salt To Taste
  Chili pepper To Taste
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs) (more or less as needed)

1. In a saucepan, heat the oil and fry the onion with a bouillon cube for 5 minutes.
2. Add mashed tomato, tomato paste, and black pepper. Fry for 3 minutes.
3. Stir the pumpkin and meat. Cover with water and simmer for 20 minutes.
4. Mash the pumpkin in the soup and add the fish. Let simmer for an additional 10 minutes on low flame.
5. Season with salt and chili pepper to taste.

6. Serve hot over rice and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Liberian Pumpkin Soup is more like a thick stew and it is served over rice. And I wonder how thick would their actual stews be. Hmm! But seriously, I think that it would be a fantastic dish, especially because I love a nice thick stew over steamed rice.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 208 Calories from Fat 123

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.4%

Saturated Fat 6.4 g31.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 19 mg6.3%

Sodium 380.5 mg15.9%

Total Carbohydrates 9 g3%

Dietary Fiber 2.1 g8.5%

Sugars 5 g

Protein 13 g25.2%

Vitamin A 9.9% Vitamin C 32%

Calcium 2.7% Iron 3.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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