Chicken Egusi soup. Ingredients:(8 servings)200g Egusi seed1/2 kg chicken smoked fish OkporokoMeat (assorted) 4 fresh pepper3 Tbsp ground dried crayfish,1 small bunch of Ugwu leaves (or bitter leaf or your preferred choice)2 tsp palm oil2 Knorr Cubes,1 small onion,3 large fresh tomatoes, to taste saltCooking directions:-
Cut chicken into small cubes, wash thoroughly, and pour into the cooking pot. Season with 1/2 onion and one Knorr Cube. Add a little water and boil for about 10 minutes or until tender. -When your chicken cooks a little, add your assorted meat, and cook for at least 3-4 minutes.
Mix the ground egusi in half a cup of water and; blend tomatoes (optional), pepper, and the remaining onion, and set aside.-Heat the palm oil in another pot; Pour tomatoes paste into the hot oil, stir for about 5 mins and add the Egusi mixture. -Stir well and allow it to fry for a moment.
Add the crayfish, and the remaining stock cube, stir well-Add little water and allow to cook for five minutes. Add the boiled chicken, washed okporoko, smoked fish, assorted meats and stir. -Turn the heat down and simmer for a further 2 minutes.-Wash and finely slice the Ugwu leaves (or your preferred leaf choice).
Add to the soup and stir. Continue to simmer for a further 5 minutes to allow the vegetables to soften. Note: The tomatoes give Egusi soup a unique taste. It’s not necessary thou. Serve with fufu, semo, wheat, amala, eba, or your preferred swallow…
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