RECIPE: HOW TO COOK EGUSI SOUP #1 !

Someone sent me an email that it was offensive that I havn't uploaded Egusi Recipe on my blog or youtube Channel...I agree! It is offensive...ah mean...it's generally loved by Nigerians and one of the most popular soups right? I have changed my ways that is why I filmed this Egusi Soup Recipe. You can choose to read the recipe or watch it HERE!  There are different ways people make Egusi soup : those who fry the egusi, those who boil the egusi...whatever method used, the most important thing is that it tastes yummy abi? What method do you use?

INGREDIENTS


Salt
Egusi
Onions
Ponmo
Palm Oil
Vegetables
Knorr Cube
Locust Beans (optional)
Ground Crayfish
Chopped Pepper
Chicken/Meat/Turkey/Fish

RECIPE
  • Heat up a pot and add palm oil, enough to fry the egusi (not deep fry oh) 
  • When the palm oil is hot add onion, stir a bit then add chopped pepper. If you use blended dty pepper you don't need to add it at this stage. I add Iru (locust beans) too  but that's optional.
  • Add the blended melon  and stir continuously. Egusi quickly burns and when it does, the taste don comot. Add blended crayfish and blended dry pepper (if that's what you have) Stir for about 5 minutes.
  • Add stock if you have or just use water, I'd rather use stock, makes it yummier!
  • Add some water to the mixture, add your boiled beef/meat/chicken, cover and allow to boil, stir it frequently. I add my beef/chicken at this stage because I want the egusi juice to marinate the beef/ponmo,chicken. If I'm using fish or soft chicken/turkey I add it right befor I add my vegetables. 
  • When it's cooked you will see the oil floating a bit on the top. Taste for salt...if the spice from the stock is not enough then add some more. It's better to wait to add stock before adding salt/knorr when cooking to avoid over salting the food. 
  • Now you can add your vegetables. I love using spinach but I couldn't find any so I used Ugwu leaves. 
  • Mix the vegetable with the Egusi and cover to allow it cook properly.
  • Serve with Amala, Pounded Yam. Semo even Rice! 

17 comments

  1. thanks you for the recipe! at last!!!! God bless you !!!

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  2. Hmmm that's yummyy :)

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  3. Love the video...easy to follow, but I am not a fan of locust bean šŸ˜

    xoxo
    Stella

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  4. the combo of egusi and pounded yam can never lie!! lol

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  5. sisi guess it high tym u contest fr knorr quest oo.. mz bombshell

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  6. I love our but my husband hates it

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  7. Very new recipe... my mom would FAINT if she sees you cook egusi soup like this. My mother believes that her egusi soup recipe is the one and ONLY... i make sure i cook my egusi soup when she's not home... lol.
    hi my darling sis yemmo!!

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  8. This looks so good!

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  9. Pls do ogbono soup

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  10. I like your method, it was delicious

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  11. Cooked egusi soup for the very first time after watching your video and it turned out delicious.
    God bless you.

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  12. Egusi Recipe on point!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I tried it and I nailed it.

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  13. This recipe is superb! Thank you.

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  14. I was thinking of making egusi the way my momsi does it, but I think I like sis yemmie's style :)

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  15. Can you please write the measurements of oil, crayfish etc?

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  16. Can you please write the measurements of oil, crayfish etc?

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  17. Interesting! what oil quantity do you use in frying your stew? use the same quantity in cooking egusi soup.

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