On today’s edition of #FoodieFriday, we spotlight one of the most popular dishes in Nigeria, eba/gari (dried grated cassava flour mixed with hot water) with egusi (melon seed) soup. Check out the recipe courtesy africanbites.com.
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- 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
- 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 its 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.