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Egusi (Melon Seed) Soup

Egusi Soup

Serves 4

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 30 min

Ingredient List

2 Cups Ground Egusi (or ground pumpkin seeds)
4 Roma Tomatoes
1 medium yellow onion
1 Habanero Pepper
3/4 cup Canola oil (or palm oil if preferred)
1 cup dried chopped Crayfish
2 Medium Cuts of dried fish
1 pound of cooked red meat (goat or beef is fine)
1 box of frozen chopped spinach Boullion flavoring

Blend using a blender tomatoes, onions and peppers well. Place dutch oven over medium to high heat and heat up oil. Once heated, add tomato mixture and boullion flavoring and reduce heat to medium, cook for 15 minutes. Add washed dried fish, crayfish and meat and cook for an additional 15 minutes. Add about 1/2 cup of water to ground egusi to form a paste and add to pot in handfuls. Allow to simmer for 15 minutes. Add thawed spinach to mixture and cook for additional 5 minutes. Serve hot with fufu or any other african staple.