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How to Cook Nigerian Egusi Soup

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Uploaded on Oct 8, 2011

Nigerian food is yummy! See more Nigerian recipes: http://bit.ly/NigerianRecipes See more information about this recipe by clicking "Show More" below.

Written recipe: http://www.allnigerianrecipes.com/sou...
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There are two main methods of cooking the Nigerian Egusi Soup. The first method is by frying the egusi in oil then adding other ingredients. The second method which I detailed in the video does not involve any frying and this makes it the healthier option. This is why it is my preferred method of cooking the Nigerian Egusi Soup.

Ingredients for the Nigerian Egusi Soup

• Egusi Seeds: 4 medium cups
• Assorted beef (best cut, shaki, goat meat etc)
• Assorted dry fish (stockfish, dry fish mangala etc)
• Red Palm Oil: 3 cooking spoons
• Crayfish: a handful
• Bitterleaf: a handful or a small bunch of any soft vegetable (spinach, pumpkin leaves)
• Seasoning: 3 Maggi/knorr cubes
• Chilli Pepper (to taste)
• Salt (to taste)

Egusi Grinder:
Any good coffee grinder is great for grinding Egusi, Ogbono, Crayfish, dry pepper etc.
The brand of my egusi grinder is Braun. I think it has been discontinued.
You can buy Krups which is a great alternative:
In the US: http://amzn.com/B00004SPEU?tag=allnig...
In the UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00004SPEU...


Notes:
1. Add water to the Egusi soup like you would when cooking white rice. When you notice the water drying up, add a bit more so that you soup will not end up watery.
2. Add salt last when cooking egusi soup. Egusi soup gets salt from the fish crayfish and stockfish so it is very easy for it to go salty so be careful how to add salt to egusi soup.
3. If using a soft vegetable (spinach, pumpkin leaves etc), add it just before you turn off the heat.
4. Serve with any African fufu.

Watch more Nigerian soups videos:
Okra Soup: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmPxvv...
Ogbono Soup: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc7saa...



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