HOW TO MAKE SOUP WITHOUT OIL!!

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Hi friends welcome back to my blog,
I miss using this line (Lol),

Today I made a pot of melon/egusi pepper soup, this soup is indigenous to Delta state Nigeria. It is also known as the oil-less soup. That is one quality of the soup I really love, the fact that it is prepared without any type of oil. It is very easy and one of the fastest soups to cook, am talking 30-40mins tops and you are done.

Let’s get into it guys:

First I’ll say this please wash or rinse all ingredients you intend to make use of before cooking. Thoroughly do so please, we all know how our local markets can be, so please ensure to wash all your washable and rinsable ingredients properly before use.

INGREDIENTS
.Melon
.Crayfish
.any protein of choice for mine i used
Fresh Fish,shrimps,kpomo(comeback), dry fish and big dry crayfish.
.pepper
.seasoning
.pepper soup spice (the star ingredient)
.water

RECIPE
First I blended my melon with a dry blender and then proceeded to blend it with a wet blender just to ensure smoothness.

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Crayfishmelonpepper

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|the mix|

I blended it with fresh pepper(I prefer using fresh pepper but you can use dry too) and crayfish.

Now usually if you have meat, you would need to boil your meat first and proceed to make use of the meat water for your soup but because husband man and fresh fish are 5&6, we would be pouring our blended mixture straight into the pot and adding 1-2 cups of water. You can add as much water as you want depending on the consistency you desire but for me I wanted it thick, so less water.

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|peppersoup spice|

Bring your mixture to boil on low heat for a few minutes before procceding to add all your pepper soup spice at this point, allow the spice boil for a few minutes in the soup on medium heat.

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|diced kpomo|
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|dry fish|
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|shrimps|

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|periwinkle|
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|big red crayfish|
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|kpomo chunks|

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|lightly fried fish|

After which you can add your kpomo,big dry crayfish,your fish(please note I fried my fish a little because I do not want it to scatter inside the soup, just light frying not dry)
And all protein you want to add to the soup.

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Add your seasoning or seasonings as you desire, give it a good stir and allow to shimmer for another 15minutes.

Stir, taste and adjust what ever you wish to adjust in taste or consistency of your soup and your melon/Egusi pepper soup is ready.

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This soup can be eaten with Eba/garri
Or pounded yam or any swallow of your
Choice, I ate mine with poundo yam, and trust me when i say it was too yum.

Have you had a taste of this soup before?
Do you have another way you prepare yours?
And what other name do you know this soup as?
let me know in the comments below.

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This looks yummy and rich, I haven't try the egusi soup before without oil sha.

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It’s the obstacles for me 😮‍💨
Those fishes are a beauty!
I like you’re recipe though, very easy with no unnecessary serere.
Saving this for when I cash out cos this soup na money finish am!

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Wow! I’m just learning that some people call it the oil-less soup and cook it without oil. I’ve never tasted it this way though. I’ve always thought that oil was a key ingredient. Truly, we learn every day.

Well, in my family, we cook it with tomato sef. And we have the frying method where we fry the melon with the tomato and the non-frying method where we don’t. And we always add vegetable — mostly pumpkin leaves (ugu).

It was nice learning about a different method of cooking egusi. It shows how things differ from one culture to another.

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Yea that one you are describing is egusi soup- the well known egusi soup

This one is egusi pepper soup

Thank you for stopping by

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😬Oh! I missed it. I didn’t see the “pepper”. No wonder!

I didn’t even know there was something like egusi pepper soup. I still learnt something anyway. 😊Thanks!

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See plenty roadblock chei!

I need to make this o...been so long

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Hahhahahahah road block 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

If you can make starch with it
Your hubby will pay your Bride price again

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Have you had a taste of this soup before?

No, I haven't it oo
This is actually my first time hearing about this soup.

It came out so tantalizing and the gallops inside, so tempting😏🤭🤔

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Omoh, these meal na top class no be for here. I am salivating.

Correct woman wey sabi cook wey still fine again. God is wonderful 🙌🏻

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Hahahahhh
Is all this wash for me ????
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thank you for stopping by boss

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Haven’t had this in a while…. This is a clue to make some… thanks for the recipe 🥰

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