Nigerian Egusi Soup With Beef, Fish, vegetables, Kpomo

Egusi soup with beef
egusi (melon) soup with washed bitter leaf, fish, beef and kpomo
This soup was
called "an award winning soup" by one of hubby's friends after clearing his plate.

How to cook delicious egusi soup with bitterleaf


INGREDIENTS FOR THIS MELON SOUP


  • 2 cups ground egusi (Melon)
  • 2 handfuls washed bitter leaf
  • 1 kg beef
  • 2 medium sixed Smoked fish
  • 2 cups cut pieces of cow skin( kpomo)
  • 1 tablespoonful palm oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground fresh pepper 
  • 1 small onion to steam the beef
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup roughly ground crayfish
  • 2 knorr cubes
  • water, enough to cover the beef after after boiling with your onion and salt.


Egusi soup serving
COOKING STEPS


  1. Wash and boil the salted beef in a dry pot, with some chopped onions, 1 seasoning cube and pepper, bring to a quick boil and then allow to simmer.
  2. Washed the kpomo with salt and water, chop into desired size pieces and add. Leave to cook for about five minutes before removing and keeping in another container (If the kpomo you used is very soft).
  3. When the beef gets tender, add more to cover the beef in the pot, check for salt and seasoning to taste.
  4. Once it starts boiling, the ground egusi (melon) is poured in with some crayfish and then covered. (You can pound the egusi with 1/2 cup warm water to make lumps before adding if that's how you like it. I poured the ground egusi in powder form to the pot here.
  5. The egusi is allowed to boil for about 5 minutes before stirring, palm oil is added and covered again for about 3 minutes.
  6. Add the washed and picked smoked fish, remaining seasoning cube  and kpomo now. Check for salt and cover again to boil briefly.
  7. The washed bitter leaf, which at this time is no longer bitter, is  then added sparingly with continuous stirring.
  8. Check again for salt, cover and leave to boil for say 2 minutes or more if you like, before turning off the heat


Egusi soup in a pot.

Egusi soup is best enjoyed with eba. Some people love it with pounded yam, but I prefer my eba here.
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