Prep time: 40-50 mins
Egusi Soup – The original Nigerian Egusi recipe is delicious but making this soup is not really an easy process (for us) so we decided to simplify it… A lot ! We will ease into the original recipe slowly. This version is good, think of it as; Egusi soup for beginners.
1 Tbs Palm Oil
3 Spring Onions, thinly sliced
2 tsp Curry Powder
1 tsp Chili Flakes
350ml Sauce ????
2 Tbs Dried Ground Melon Seeds (Agushi)
4-6 Habenero Peppers, crushed
Juice of 1 Lime
200ml Vegetable Stock, if required
250g Baby Spinach
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
Heat a large heavy- based saucepan. Add coconut oil, sauté with onion over medium heat until softened. Add curry powder and chili flakes and stir well.
Stir in the sauce and simmer over heat for 15-20 mins.
Gently stir in the Agushi, break down any lumps using a wooden spoon – the space will be creamy and resemble scrambled eggs.
Add the Habenero peppers and the lime juice . Leave to simmer over a medium heat for another 10 mins.
Add a bit of stock if sauce becomes too think, add a little at a time.
Stir in spinach and seasoning, simmer gently till spinach is wilted.