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Egusi Soup

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Egusi Soup also called Agusi stew is a common stew in many African countries, in Nigeria Egusi soup is enjoyed almost every day. It is made from ground melon seed and can be served with any type of FuFu ( pounded yam, Gari ….) . Here you will find out an easy way to make Egusi stew yet very delicious.
Ingredients
  Ground egusi 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Palm oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dried fish 1 Teaspoon (or smoked. fresh fish)
  Beef 200 Gram, cut into small pieces (or goat meat)
  Chicken 150 Gram, cut into pieces (Optional)
  Onion 2 Large, sliced
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), chopped
  Thyme leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Curry leaves 1 Teaspoon
  Tomato 1 Large, mashed
  Tomato paste 1 Teaspoon (Optional)
  Fresh chilli pepper 1 Pinch (or chilli powder (to taste))
  Ground shrimp 1 Teaspoon (or ground crayfish)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon (to taste)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Clean and chop the beef into small pieces.
2. Clean and cut the chicken into pieces (if using it).
3. If using dry fish cook the fish in water.
4. Mix dry Egusi with water, make a paste. Keep aside.
Making
5. In a pot, take beef and chicken pieces. Add onion, garlic, thyme, black pepper, bouillon cube and curry powder.
6. Pour enough water to cook the meat, cover and cook for 30 minutes or till meat is tender.
7. Add the fish and cook for 10 more minutes.
8. In another pan, heat oil and put the onions. Stir and cook till translucent.
9. Add tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
10. Put ground dry shrimp, chilli powder and egusi paste. Stir well to mix.
11. Cook on low heat for 10 minutes.
12. Pour the cooked meat mixture and continue cooking.
13. Add the greens as desired and cook till done.

SERVING
14. Take a serving bowl, pour the stew into it and serve hot with pounded yam or gari.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
African
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Stew
Ingredient: 
Egusi
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
75 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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