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Egusi Seeds (Ground & Whole) 100g – Pack of 10

Egusi seeds

Egusi Seeds

Egusi Seeds – are the seeds of a highly nutritious type of water melon found widely in Africa and often used in soups from the region. It is a flat ovoid seed with a tapering pointed end, milky to white in colour.

Egusi seeds(Colocynthis Citrullus) is a widely cultivated and consumed oil seed crop in West Africa. The seeds popularly called ‘egusi’ contain about 53% oil, 28% protein and some other important mineral nutrients. They are consumed in ‘egusi soup’, melon ball snacks and ogori[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Ingredients

2 lb of diced boneless goat meat

Dried Asiko Shawa Bonga fish

2 chopped onions

Salt

4 Maggi cubes or meat stocks

3 cups of water

Asiko chilli pepper

Asiko dried prawns

Smoke Asiko Crayfish

2 cup of whole Asiko Egusi

Frozen spinach

How to make your Egusi Soup

  1. Put the goat meat in a medium pot.
  2. Rinse the dried fish and add it to the pot.
  3. Add 1 onion, salt to taste and 2 maggi cubes.
  4. Add 3 cups water and bring to a boil on high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 min.
  5. Meanwhile, put the chile peppers and the remaining onion in a blender and puree.
  6. Scrape the onion pepper mixture into a bowl and set aside.
  7. Put the shrimp, crayfish and melon seed in a clean blender and blend until a powder forms.
  8. Put it in a bowl and set aside.
  9. Squeeze the excess liquid from the spinach and set aside.
  10. After 30 minutes, check the meat.
  11. If it is still tough, add more water to the pot so that cooking liquid covers the meat.
  12. Continue to cook until the goat is fork tender, add the onion pepper mixture and cook 15 minutes.
  13. Reduce heat to medium and add the melon seed mixture.
  14. Cook 30 minutes longer and add the spinach, the oils and the 2 remaining maggi cubes.
  15. Cover it and cook for another 15 minutes.

Palm oil

How to make you Egusi Soup

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