Egusi Soup (Nigeria)

Egusi Soup (Nigeria)

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • ¾

    cup egusi seeds

  • 1-½

    lbs, beef tenderloin

  • ¾

    teaspoon salt

  • ¼

    teaspoon black pepper

  • ¼

    cup peanut oil

  • 2

    large tomatoes, chopped

  • 1

    small onion, peeled and chopped

  • 1 or 2

    chilies or jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped

  • 1

    (8 ounce can tomato sauce)

  • 1-½

    cups water; any combination of crab, shrimp, or smoked fish adding up to 2 lbs.

  • 1

    lb. fresh spinach, cleaned and finely chopped, or 1(10 ounce pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed)

Directions

1. Place egusi seeds in a blender and blend for 30 to 40 seconds or until mixture is a powdery paste. Set aside. 2. Wash beef and cut into bite size cubes. Season with salt and black pepper. 3 In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Add beef and sauté for 3 to 5 minutes or until brown but not cooked through. 4. Place tomatoes, onions, and peppers in a blender and blend for about 30 seconds or until smooth. 5. Add tomato mixture to meat, reduce heat to medium-low, and cover. Cook for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until meat is tender. 6. Add tomato sauce, 1-1/2 cups water, crab, shrimp, and smoked fish and simmer for 10 minutes. 7. Add spinach and ground egusi seeds and continue to simmer for 10 minutes more. Serve with fufu.


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