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Egusi Soup Recipe

Egusi Soup is easily the most popular Nigerian soup. It can be paired with many different starches such as garri, pounded yam, fufu and the list goes on. The soup uses pumpkin seeds with a vegetable. This recipe uses Ugu (pumpkin leaves), however, other vegetables can be used with the recipe. Some vegetables that are typically used are bitter leaf and spinach.

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Category, DifficultyIntermediate

Yields8 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time1 hr 5 mins

 1 cup Palm Oil
 3 cups Ground Egusi (Pumkin) seeds
 2 tbsp Ground crayfish
 4 cups Ugu (Pumpkin leaves)
 1 tsp Salt (for the meat)
 ½ tbsp Ground cayenne/dry pepper - optional
  tsp Opeyi (fermented locust beans) - optional
 2 tbsp Knorr powder preferably meat flavor (or 2 cubes)
 1 cup Meat Stock (stock from cooking the meat)
 5 Yellow Peppers (blended)
 5 Red Bell Peppers (blended
 1 Large Onion
 6 Pieces Kpomo or Ponmo (Dried Cow Skin)
 6 Pieces Shaki (Tripe)
 6 Pieces Beef
 2 cups Shredded and Dry Fish

Ingredients

 1 cup Palm Oil
 3 cups Ground Egusi (Pumkin) seeds
 2 tbsp Ground crayfish
 4 cups Ugu (Pumpkin leaves)
 1 tsp Salt (for the meat)
 ½ tbsp Ground cayenne/dry pepper - optional
  tsp Opeyi (fermented locust beans) - optional
 2 tbsp Knorr powder preferably meat flavor (or 2 cubes)
 1 cup Meat Stock (stock from cooking the meat)
 5 Yellow Peppers (blended)
 5 Red Bell Peppers (blended
 1 Large Onion
 6 Pieces Kpomo or Ponmo (Dried Cow Skin)
 6 Pieces Shaki (Tripe)
 6 Pieces Beef
 2 cups Shredded and Dry Fish

Directions

Egusi Soup Recipe

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Yields8 Servings
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 1 cup Palm Oil
 3 cups Ground Egusi (Pumkin) seeds
 2 tbsp Ground crayfish
 4 cups Ugu (Pumpkin leaves)
 1 tsp Salt (for the meat)
 ½ tbsp Ground cayenne/dry pepper - optional
  tsp Opeyi (fermented locust beans) - optional
 2 tbsp Knorr powder preferably meat flavor (or 2 cubes)
 1 cup Meat Stock (stock from cooking the meat)
 5 Yellow Peppers (blended)
 5 Red Bell Peppers (blended
 1 Large Onion
 6 Pieces Kpomo or Ponmo (Dried Cow Skin)
 6 Pieces Shaki (Tripe)
 6 Pieces Beef
 2 cups Shredded and Dry Fish

Ingredients

 1 cup Palm Oil
 3 cups Ground Egusi (Pumkin) seeds
 2 tbsp Ground crayfish
 4 cups Ugu (Pumpkin leaves)
 1 tsp Salt (for the meat)
 ½ tbsp Ground cayenne/dry pepper - optional
  tsp Opeyi (fermented locust beans) - optional
 2 tbsp Knorr powder preferably meat flavor (or 2 cubes)
 1 cup Meat Stock (stock from cooking the meat)
 5 Yellow Peppers (blended)
 5 Red Bell Peppers (blended
 1 Large Onion
 6 Pieces Kpomo or Ponmo (Dried Cow Skin)
 6 Pieces Shaki (Tripe)
 6 Pieces Beef
 2 cups Shredded and Dry Fish

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 1 cup Palm Oil
 3 cups Ground Egusi (Pumkin) seeds
 2 tbsp Ground crayfish
 4 cups Ugu (Pumpkin leaves)
 1 tsp Salt (for the meat)
 ½ tbsp Ground cayenne/dry pepper - optional
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 2 tbsp Knorr powder preferably meat flavor (or 2 cubes)
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 5 Red Bell Peppers (blended
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 6 Pieces Beef
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 1 cup Palm Oil
 3 cups Ground Egusi (Pumkin) seeds
 2 tbsp Ground crayfish
 4 cups Ugu (Pumpkin leaves)
 1 tsp Salt (for the meat)
 ½ tbsp Ground cayenne/dry pepper - optional
  tsp Opeyi (fermented locust beans) - optional
 2 tbsp Knorr powder preferably meat flavor (or 2 cubes)
 1 cup Meat Stock (stock from cooking the meat)
 5 Yellow Peppers (blended)
 5 Red Bell Peppers (blended
 1 Large Onion
 6 Pieces Kpomo or Ponmo (Dried Cow Skin)
 6 Pieces Shaki (Tripe)
 6 Pieces Beef
 2 cups Shredded and Dry Fish

Directions

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Yields8 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time1 hr 5 mins

 1 cup Palm Oil
 3 cups Ground Egusi (Pumkin) seeds
 2 tbsp Ground crayfish
 4 cups Ugu (Pumpkin leaves)
 1 tsp Salt (for the meat)
 ½ tbsp Ground cayenne/dry pepper - optional
  tsp Opeyi (fermented locust beans) - optional
 2 tbsp Knorr powder preferably meat flavor (or 2 cubes)
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 5 Yellow Peppers (blended)
 5 Red Bell Peppers (blended
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Ingredients

 1 cup Palm Oil
 3 cups Ground Egusi (Pumkin) seeds
 2 tbsp Ground crayfish
 4 cups Ugu (Pumpkin leaves)
 1 tsp Salt (for the meat)
 ½ tbsp Ground cayenne/dry pepper - optional
  tsp Opeyi (fermented locust beans) - optional
 2 tbsp Knorr powder preferably meat flavor (or 2 cubes)
 1 cup Meat Stock (stock from cooking the meat)
 5 Yellow Peppers (blended)
 5 Red Bell Peppers (blended
 1 Large Onion
 6 Pieces Kpomo or Ponmo (Dried Cow Skin)
 6 Pieces Shaki (Tripe)
 6 Pieces Beef
 2 cups Shredded and Dry Fish

Directions

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