Authentic Nigerian Egusi Soup Recipe

Authentic Nigerian Egusi Soup Recipe - Ethnic District

Nigerian Egusi Soup Recipe



2 habanero peppers, seeded and minced
1 ½ cups water
1 pound fresh spinach, washed and chopped


Step 1

Place pumpkin seeds in a blender and blend for 30 to 40 seconds or until mixture is a powdery paste. Set aside.

Step 2
Wash beef and cut into bite-size cubes. Season with salt. In large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Add beef and saute for 3 to 5 minutes or until brown but not cooked through.

Step 3
Place tomatoes, onions, and pepper in a blender and blend for about 30 seconds or until smooth. Add tomato mixture to meat, reduce heat to medium-low, and cover. Cook for 40 to 50 minutes or until meat is tender.

Step 4
Add tomato sauce, water, and shrimp and simmer for 10 minutes.


Add spinach and ground pumpkin seeds and continue to simmer 10 minutes more.

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