Crayfish – Crayfish – Madjanga
So what is egusi ? It is a wild member of the gourd family, with very dry skin and bitter flesh. It looks the same as watermelon seeds but taste quite differently. They are extremely nutritious- high in protein and oil. According to nourishing planet, they are Composed of nearly 50 percent edible oil and contain another 30 percent pure protein and pack a lot of nutrition into a very small package- who knew they are so nutritious. Now am going to make them more often.
These nutritious seeds are widely consumed in West African Countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone as a thickening agent in soups, and to add depth to most soups.
Egusi Pudding Recipe
Egusi pudding cake is a savoury meal made with melon seeds and typically eaten in Cameroon, West Africa. It is a highly addictive savory bites made with African egusi seeds and chunks of protein and spices. Makes a wonderful snack bites or as side dish.
- 1 cup dried fish
- ½ pound beef boiled (cut in bite size) , reserve about 1 ½ cup broth
- 2 cups ground egusi
- 1/3 ground Cray fish
- 1 small scotch bonnet pepper minced or 1 teaspoon dried pepper
- 1-2 bouillon cube or Maggie
- Salt as needed
Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees for about an hour. Let it rest for about 10 minutes or more before removing aluminum foil.
Carefully remove aluminum foil with an oven mitten.
Let egusi pudding rest for about 10 minutes or more before serving.