An alternative way to cook Egusi using just tomatoes
People keep creating new styles to preparing local conventional dishes and this is one of them.
Nutritional requirements and acquired taste have given reasons for people’s change in their mode of cooking which bore the idea of using just tomatoes to make the popular local Nigerian soup called Egusi.
Check out how to prepare this tasty dish.
1-1½ cups of Egusi
8 pieces of goat meat
Some pieces of dry fish
1 large onion
1 Ata rodo
3 medium sized plum tomatoes (blended)
1 small red bell pepper
120 ml of palm oil
2 cups of pumpkin leaves (ugu)
1 cup of water leaf (chopped)
1 hand full of uziza leaves (chopped)
2 crayfish seasoning cube
1 tsp of dry pepper
3 tbsps of crayfish
Salt to taste
1. Wash the pieces of dry fish and soak for a while till soft.
2. Mix the Egusi with the crayfish in some luke warm water to form a slightly thick paste.
3. Wash the goat meat and place in a pot with salt ata rodo, some chopped onions and seasoning cube. Pour some water over the meat and cook on medium heat till done. Set aside.
4. In another pot, heat the palm oil till hot and then add blended tomatoes. Fry for 10-15 minutes.
5. Pour in egusi and some meat stock and allow to cook for another 15 minutes, stirring at intervals.
6. Add the remaining peppers, seasoning cube, dry fish and goat meat. Stir and combine, Taste and adjust if necessary. Allow to simmer for another 20 minutes.
7. Add the pumpkin leaves and uziza leaves and leave to simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off heat.
Your egusi soup is ready! Serve with any swallow of your choice.Tags: egusi Nigerian Dish tomatoes