- Add melon, onion, water and fresh pepper in a blender. Blend till it forms a thick paste.
- In a pot, add water, chicken/turkey, ponmo,yellow pepper, stock, smoked panla fish, crayfish, chopped pepper, palm oil and allow to boil for 15 minutes.
- Now scoop little bits of the melon paste into the pot, don't stir it together, cover and allow to cook for 10 minutes.
- Next add the ugu leaves and uziza, mix together and allow to cook for 5 minutes. You will notice the oil starts to float a bit to the top. That's when it is ready to eat!
EGUSI UZIZA SOUP
Egusi soup can be made and enjoyed in different ways, adding this Uziza vegetable to Egusi soup brings a unique kind of flavour to this soup. You should try it! Now I add Uziza to Okra soup, and Ogbono soup....it's always so yummy! As a yoruba babe I mainly grew up with leaves like Soko, Tete, Ugu, Ewedu etc...so right now I'm excited to try out vegetables that other tribes cook with!
1 Cup Blended Melon
1 tbs Palm Oil
1 tbs Locust Beans
1 medium sized Onion
2 cups Water
2 Seasoning Cubes
2 Chopped habanero Pepper
1 cup Stock
1 tsp Salt
1 tbs Crayfish
1 tsp Yellow Pepper
4 medium sized Smoked panla fish
Serve and enjoy with Eba, Semo, Pounded Yam or even Rice!
Posted by Sisi Yemmie at Sunday, October 02, 2016