HOW TO PREPARE EWEDU SOUP || SUMPTUOUS DELICACY

in GEMS4 months ago

Ewedu is one of the popular Nigerian soups of all time. Haha. It is more common among the Yorubas - an ethnic group in Nigeria. Ewedu leaves is known as Jute in English. Ewedu is a highly nutritious soup and it believed to help reduce weight.

Ewedu soup is easy to prepare just like ABC. In the olden days, our mothers use a short broom stick known as ijabe to puree ewedu but now it's a different narrative - blenders do the job perfectly well. On the other hand, ijabe gives it a kind of unique taste tho.

So, let's start with the cooking process
Ingredients:

Ewedu
Locust beans known as iru
Crayfish
Maggi
Salt

  • Start by picking your ewedu leaves. Be sure to avoid detaching the stem with the leave
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  • Wash the leaves thoroughly to remove all dirt.
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  • Pour a cup of water or two inside your pot. Add the ewedu leaves into the boiling water. Add your irú and crayfish.
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  • Boil for about 8 to 10 minutes under low heat
  • Take the ewedu off the heat and allow to cool for a while. This is because you might spoil your blender if you blend something hot inside.
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  • Add the ewedu and blend till its smooth and puree.
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  • Turn the ewedu back into the pot
  • Add salt and seasonings
  • Let it be under low heat for about 2 minutes
  • Stir to prevent it for burning.
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  • Ewedu is ready.

It could be served with stew or any sauce.

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Nice recipe
Thanks for sharing Such a easy way to make a tasty food

That look very interesting. I am not sure how much jute grows up here in the cold North, but maybe I can find another green plant to substitute it (or see if some of the local west Africans import it).

It's a delicious soup and quite medicinal too. Oh you should get it from African stores around you. I'm sure you'd be able to get it there. I wish you can try it out 😍

I will and then I will post it here.

I will be looking forward to it 😁