Egusi Soup Recipe

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Egusi Soup

Ifeloju Fanimo


An African (Nigeria) dish that is fulfilling, easy to prepare and sure JAP users will enjoy.

★★★★★ 1 vote
15 Min
1 Hr 35 Min


3/4 c
pumpkin seeds
1 1/2 lb
cubed, beef stew meat
1/2 c
peanut oil
2 large
tomatoes, chopped
1 small
onion, chopped
habanero, seeded and minced
1- 8oz can(s)
tomato sauce
3 Tbsp
tomato paste
1 1/2 c
2 lb
shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 lb
spinach, washed and chopped


1Place pumpkin seeds in a blender and blend for 30 to 40 seconds or until mixture is a powdery paste. Set aside.
2Wash beef and cut into bite-size cubes. Season with salt. In large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Add beef and saute for 5 minutes or until meat is brown but not cooked through.
3Place tomatoes, onions, and pepper in a blender and blend for about 30 seconds or until smooth. Add tomato mixture to meat, reduce reduce heat to medium-low, and cover. Cook 50 minutes or until meat is tender
4Add tomato sauce, water, and shrimp and simmer for 10 minutes.
5Add spinach and ground pumpkin seeds and continue to simmer 10 minutes more.
6758 calories/ total fat 51g/ cholesterol 306mg

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