Whole Egusi


Egusi (also known as agusi, agushi) is the name for the fat- and protein-rich seeds of certain cucurbitaceous plants (squash, melon, gourd),
which after being dried and ground are used as a major ingredient in West African cuisine.


Egusi Soup – spinach

1 pound meat smoked turkey or beef or combination of both
1/ 2 medium onion chopped
2 -3 medium tomatoes chopped
1/2 cup canola or any cooking oil
3 garlic cloves- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 cup ground egusi
1/3 cup ground or smashed crayfish
2-3 cups or more spinach I used frozen spinach

In medium –sized saucepan boil beef seasoned with salt (garlic salt), smoked paprika, pepper, and onions until tender – make sure you have added plenty of water so you have about 3-4 cups of beef stock to use for cooking. Remove the beef and reserve the stock.

Heat the oil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions. Sauté the onion until it is translucent, about 5 minutes.Add beef , smoked turkey, crayfish and continue with cooking
Stir in the tomatoes with it’s juices and garlic. Add 1-2 cups of beef stock. Bring to a boil and simmer for another 5 minutes
Then add ground egusi and keep simmering on medium-heat approximately 10 minutes. Add beef stock to desired consistency or when simmering to prevent any burns
Finally , throw in the spinach; let it simmer for about 4-5 minutes. Adjust seasonings
Serve warm with plantains, eba, yams or accompaniment of choice.

Additional information

Weight 650 g


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