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West African Egusi Soup- Melon Seed Recipe

Looking for an easy West African Egusi Soup- melon seed recipe? Learn how to make West African Egusi Soup- melon seed using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by bahagirl

Makes 10 servings



This humble melon seed soup is quite popular all over Nigeria. Although cooking techniques and the kind of vegetables used might differ from region to region it is still absolutely delicious when properly cooked. Serve with pounded yam, fufu or Gari

Recipe Ingredients for West African Egusi Soup- melon seed

1/2 lb salted cod,fish (pre-soaked)
300 g smoked dry mackerel
1 lb chicken thighs
2 cups water
300 g melon seed, ground egusi
600 g tomatoes, canned
100 g scotch bonnet pepper
1 large onion
80 g dried shrimp
500 g spinach
2 cloves garlic
3 tbs oil

Recipe Directions for West African Egusi Soup- melon seed

  1. Wash thoroughly the chicken. Place a large pot with sliced onions season with salt add 1 cup of water or stock and cook for 30 minutes or until tender.

  2. Add the washed dry fish and saltfish and cook for another 10 minutes. When cooked empty into a large clean bowl. Wipe out the pot and place back on heat. Pour the oil into the pot when hot add the ground tomatoes onions and peppers and fry for 10 minutes. Add the ground egusi stirring thoroughly and cook for 5 minutes. Finally add cooked chicken & fish washed spinach leaf dried shrimp (crayfish) and the stock. Allow to boil then simmer for 15 minutes. Serve hot with any of the stiff puddings.

Categories

Chicken, Fish, Nuts, Tomatoes, Vegetables, Main Dish, African, Boil

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 323.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
462
Calories from Fat
254
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
28.2g
43%
Saturated Fat
5.7g
29%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
93mg
31%
Sodium
1815mg
76%
Potassium
1028mg
29%
Total Carbohydrates
12.5g
4%
Dietary Fiber
3.5g
14%
Sugars
3.5g
Protein
43.1g
Vitamin A 104% Vitamin C 59%
Calcium 12% Iron 42%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin B12
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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