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Egusi Soup

Egusi Soup

Egusi Soup is prepared from melon seeds and is enjoyed in most parts of Nigeria. Melon seeds are rich in protein and fats. The soup is usually complimented with leafy vegetables which makes it more nutritive and appealing

Ingredients

- 1kg Beef/ Chicken/Goatmeat - 4 cups Pumpkin Leaves (Ugu) or bitterleaf, nicely chopped - 4 cups Egusi, ground - 400g Dried fish - 300g Stockfish - 300g Kpomo - 4 cups Periwinkle - 1 cup Crayfish(ground) - Chilli Pepper to taste - 3 Seasoning cubes - 2 cups Palm oil - 2 medium Onions - Salt to taste

Directions

- Wash all the ingredients properly - Season and boil the meat to make your stock - When the meat is almost soft, add the stockfish, periwinkle and kpomo - Add about 6cups of water and allow to boil for about 20mins - Pour in the ground melon seeds (egusi) - Bring to a boil - Add the pumpkin leaves or bitterleaf and cook for about 5minutes - Add the crayfish and the palm oil - Cook for about 5minutes - Add the Maggi Cubes and Pepper - Add salt to taste

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