Hi guys. So this is the most common soup among Nigerian soups, eaten by most tribes in Nigeria. There are several ways to cook Egusi soup. Here is my most favourite method.
2 cups of ground Egusi
1/2 cup Palm oil
2 table spoons ground crayfish
2 Red bell peppers (optional, but makes a huge difference)
3 or 4 Red scotch bonnet peppers
Meat seasoning (mixed spice, garlic, ginger, etc)
Spinach or other leafy vegetable
1 ball of Onions
10 Steps to make Nigerian Egusi Soup
1. Boil your meat with your favourite meat seasoning and set aside. Mine would include Knorr seasoning cubes, garlic, ginger, ground mixed spice and salt. I used 500g of boneless beef in this recipe. You can use more or different types of meat like tripe and cow skin.
2. Add some palm oil to a dry non-stick pot. Allow to heat up slightly, then add some chopped onions. I like to season my onions. So I add some ginger, garlic and salt and stir. I also like to add crushed chilli.
3. Add your chopped peppers (red bell and scotch bonnet) and fry.
4. Add ground Egusi and fry lightly on medium-low heat for 5mins. Use a non-stick pot for this.
5. Pour in your meat stock and some water. Add extra seasoning if necessary. I add a little bit of pepper soup spice.
6. Add some ground crayfish (optional)
7. Cover and allow to simmer on low heat for 20 to 30 mins.
8. Add your meat and boil for another 5 mins.
9. Add salt to taste.
10. Add your chopped spinach and stir. Cook for one or two minutes and the food is done.
You can serve Egusi with molded Gari, Semolina or Wheat meal.
This is my measuring cup by the way.
Please leave a comment below telling me how you make yours.
Radiant ~ June 2019