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Egusi Soup with Pounded Yam

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This recipe is courtesy of Esther Adeolu, Chef, of Toronto restaurant, B’s Place. Egusi soup is a popular West African dish and is a soup thickened with ground seeds. Please find the recipe below and be sure to use some of Golden Tropics’ products for enhanced flavors!


Egusi Soup

2 pounds boneless goat meat, cut in bite-size pieces dried fish, to taste

2 medium onions, roughly chopped coarse salt

4 Maggi cubes, or other chicken bouillon cubes

3 cups of water

4 fresh Jamaican chile peppers

dried shrimp, to taste

dried crayfish, to taste

2 cups Golden Tropics Egusi Ground Melon Seeds

1 package frozen spinach, thawed (340 g)

½ cup of Golden Tropics Pure Red Palm Oil

1 cup of vegetable oil

Pounded Yam

2 cups Golden Tropics Iyan Ado Pounded Yam flour

2 cups of water


Egusi Soup

1. Put the goat meat in a medium pot.

2. Rinse the dried fish and add it to the pot.

3. Add 1 onion, salt to taste, and 2 Maggi cubes.

4. Add 3 cups water and bring to a boil on high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 min.

5. Meanwhile, put the chile peppers and the remaining onion in a blender and puree.

6. Scrape the onion pepper mixture into a bowl and set aside.

7. Put the shrimp, crayfish, and melon seed in a clean blender and blend until a powder forms.

8. Put it in a bowl and set aside.

9. Squeeze the excess liquid from the spinach and set aside.

10. After 30 minutes, check the meat.

11. If it is still tough, add more water to the pot so that cooking liquid covers the meat.

12. Continue to cook until the goat is fork-tender, add the onion pepper mixture and cook 15 minutes.

13. Reduce heat to medium and add the Golden Tropics Egusi Grounded Melon Seed mixture.

14. Cook 30 minutes longer and add the spinach, the oils, and the 2 remaining Maggi cubes.

15. Cover it and cook for another 15 minutes.

Pounded Yam

1. Bring 1 3/4 cups water to a boil on high heat.

2. Turn the heat to medium and stir in the Golden Tropics Iyan Ado Pounded Yam flour.

3. Keep stirring until it is smooth and soft. If it is really thick, add some hot water. It will have a similar texture to polenta.


1. Serve the pounded yam on plates and serve with bowls of egusi soup.

2. Dip the pounded yam into the egusi soup.

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/egusi-soup-and-pounded-yam/3368/#5Jp9wZJbi7tWJG3q.99