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Egusi Soup - Nigerian dish

Submitted by West Africa Cooks on Thu, 2011-07-07 20:27


6 Servings
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
1 hour, 30 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 45 minutes


Egusi Soup - Nigerian West Africa dish


3⁄4 cups
pumpkin seeds
1 1⁄2 pound
cubed beef stew meat
1⁄2 cup
peanut oil
tomatoes (chopped large)
onion (chopped small)
peppers (seeded and minced habanero! )
18 ounces
tomato sauce
3 tablespoons
tomato paste
1 1⁄2 cup
2 pounds
shrimp (fresh peeled and deveined)
1 pound
spinach (fresh washed and chopped)


1. Place pumpkin 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. 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.
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.
4. Add tomato sauce, water, and shrimp and simmer for 10 minutes.
5. Add spinach and ground pumpkin seeds and continue to simmer 10 minutes more

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