Egussi Soup Recipe

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That was the small story part. Let’s get to the heart of the matter. For this recipe, you will need:

1. Red oil

2. Goat meat or any other meat at your disposal

3. Onion

4. Spinach

5. Seasoning cube

6. Chicken

7. Chilli

8. Pistachio

9. Salt

10. Dry or smoked fish

Let’s go for the cooking of the meal


1. The meat

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The Meat

First of all, you will pre-boil the meat. It’s quite simple, you’ll see. Just cook the meat in a pan with water and salt or your seasoning broth (note that some use paprika, garlic, dried parsley or ginger powder) and leave it until you see if the meat is cooked. One thing that is equally important is the broth. Do not pour it out. It will be used later in the sauce.

2. The onion, pepper and garlic mixture

The onion pepper and garlic mixture
The onion, pepper and garlic mixture

Gather your vegetables that you have at your disposal, then you put them in the blender or in an apron. It’s up to you, but make sure you mash the condiments well

3. The preparation with red oil


Next, we will pour the red oil into a pan, do not let the pan get too hot. Pour in the onion that you have cut up beforehand. Once the onions are cooked, pour in the mixture made up of the different elements that you had to put in the blender. Stir for at least 5 minutes. Add water and close with a lid to simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.

4. Add the pistachio.

Add water to the pistachio before adding it to the sauce that is on the stove. You must have a result in the form of a leg. So you don’t have to put much, just enough to get the desired result. Turn and leave for 5 to 10 minutes.

Caution: At 5 minutes, you must stir so that the sauce does not burn. So be careful, watch the cooking at this level.

5. The meat broth

The meat broth
The meat broth

Once you are sure that the sauce has not burned, but that it has cooked well, pour in the meat broth that you have prepared and put aside. Pour and stir well so that everything is homogeneous. Close and wait for 5 minutes. Once the 5 minutes have passed, you should have a result where the oil surfaces. Finally add your seasoning cube and salt. Add all the meats you had to prepare for the occasion, close and turn.

6. The final addition, the spinach.

the spinach
The spinach

Sometimes you will have frozen spinach, in which case you will have to heat it up in water and put it last, since it is already ready. In other cases, you will have the fresh. For these, you will just add after the addition of the meat broth

Egussi Soup Recipe
Egussi Soup Recipe

In case you are having trouble making the rice, put it in a comment. I will give you all the tips in detail on how to prepare a rice that will satisfy you. We’ll go a little further for the more curious. For now, enjoy your Egussi dish.

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