Semovita and Egusi Soup



Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine African
Servings 2


  • Golden Penny Semovita
  • 2 Cups Melon
  • 1 Cup Palm Oil or a little more or less depending on preference
  • 4 Tbsp Crayfish
  • 3 Tbsp locust beans
  • Chopped spinach Ugu
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper Tatashe
  • 1 Habanero Pepper Ata Rodo
  • 1 Fresno Pepper Shombo
  • 2 Onions
  • Stock Cube Optional
  • 1 lb Beef Tripe Assorted meat, Dry Fish and Cow Leg
  • Salt To Taste


  • Instructions
  • Blend the peppers and Onions together until smooth and set aside.
  • Wash your stock fish and set aside.
  • Boil your beef stock and set aside.
  • Blend the Egusi melon, half of the second Onion, and Crayfish together. Set aside as well.
  • Heat the Palm Oil in a pan and allow it to melt over medium heat but don't overheat the Oil. Add the remaining half onion (diced) and half of the Locust bean. Let it cook for about 3 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add the blended pepper and cook till the water is reduced, this should take about 15 minutes on medium heat until the water is reduced stirring about every 5 minutes to prevent burning.
  • Add the remaining locust bean, Beef stock, and salt to taste. Cover and leave to cook for another 5 minutes
  • Gently introduce the blended Egusi inside the sauce but don't stir it at this point. Just cover it and leave it to cook for about 20 to 30 minutes Keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn but try not to stir it until the Egusi turns into a soft compact mass. Then, gently stir together and add more stock or water if necessary.
  • Add the Fish and meat and leave to cook again for another 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the Spinach and leave to simmer for about 5 minutes (stir constantly). Adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  • Serve with Golden Penny Semovita.
Keyword African soup, egusi soup, Golden Penny Semovita, Nigerian Soups, vegetables
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