Egusi is one of Nigeria’s most popular food, so today I’m going to show you the Best Boiling and Frying Method of Cooking Egusi Soup
HOW TO PREPARE EGUSI SOUP WITHOUT BOILING
Opeyi (local seasoning)
METHOD OF COOKING
- Start by adding your palm oil in your pot and leave it to get hot for about 30 seconds
- Add your blended onion and pepper to the hot oil, stir and allow them to fry
- Next step add your grounded egusi with one cup of water, stir and combine them together and allow it to fry for about ten minutes on medium heat once you get this part right your egusi soup is as good as done.
- Leave it to fry for about ten minutes and stir occasionally so it doesn’t burn, keeping doing this until you see the palm oil bubbling right on top of the paste.
- Then add your meat stock i.e water you got from boiling your goat meat and kpomo to the egusi and stir until everything is properly combined.
- Now add your goat meat and kpomo into the pot, add another water if your meat stock is not enough and stir until it becomes light for about 2-3 minutes
- After cooking for about a minute add your ground pepper, crayfish, opeyi, seasoning cubes, stock fish, dry fish( remember to wash it first to remove all germs) and finally sprinkle a reasonable about of salt for more taste and stir very well.
- Allow to cook for about 10 minutes while you clear up your kitchen
- Finally add your ugu leaves, stir for about 30 seconds and remove your pot from the fire.
- Your egusi soup is now ready, you can enjoy with fufu, semovita, garri or pounded yam
Best Boiling and Frying Method of Cooking Egusi Soup
HOW TO PREPARE EGUSI SOUP WITHOUT FRYING
Smoked cat fish or any fish of your choice
Ogiri (local beans)
METHOD OF COOKING
- Season the meat – add some of the spice to the meat (onion, seasoning cube) and some water that can be able to cook the meat and put the pot on the heat.
- While it’s cooking wash your pepper ( I normally cook my red pepper for 10 minutes because it gives my pepper nice consisitency) and also wash your smoked cat fish with hot water and salt.
3. After the cooking the red pepper for 10 minutes blend it together with the yellow pepper, onion and crayfish, add a little water to it before you blend after blending the pepper add the local beans (ogiri) to the pepper and blend till the form cream.
- Add the blended pepper mixture to the meat you are cooking and allow it to boil.
- If you have not blended your egusi, take the seed and blend it you can still blend it with extra onion and add a little bit water to the egusi and blend until it’s smooth, after blending pour it into a bowl and set it aside until your sauce starts boiling (your meat with the pepper mixture).
- if your sauce starts boiling add your stock fish, seasoning cube and everything you are using to cook. Wash your stock fish first with water before adding it to the sauce, add your seasoning cube until it suits your taste, add your cat fish and salt for more taste also add a little bit of oil to give it an amazing this is optional though because egusi already has oil in it.
- After adding the oil you can now add your fish and stir properly and allow it to boil before adding the egusi also taste it to make sure your seasoning is enough.
- After boiling for some minutes you can now spread your egusi all over the sauce, after adding your egusi don’t stir just cover the lid of your pot half way (leave some parts open) and allow it to cook for about 3-4 minutes on medium heat.
- After cooking for about 3-4 minutes open the lid, stir and combine the egusi with the sauce and allow it to continue cooking.
- You can now go ahead to add your bitter leaf (you can use dry or fresh bitter leaf) and don’t stir after adding it just just cover the lid of your pot half way (leave some parts open) and allow it to cook for about 4 minutes on medium heat.
- After cooking for about 4 minutes open your lid and give it a good stir, also taste it to know if the salt and seasoning is enough.
- Finally the last step is to add your frozen spinach (the spinach already contains some water) so allow the water to cook for about 4-5 minutes and stir continually.
- You can now take your delicious egusi soup off the heat and serve with anything you like, enjoy!.