This soup is native to Nigeria and many of my British as well as Nigerian friends have enjoyed it. It is a great soup for those who like to try something different every once in a while. Ground egusi seeds give this soup a unique colour and flavour. If you can't find egusi seeds, you can substitute pumpkin seeds. Any combination of crab, prawns and smoked fish can be used in place of the prawns.
I'm happy to see a dish from my country on here. Though its not one of my favourite soups, it does taste nice. - 04 Mar 2009
this is my favourite soup ever, as i am nigerian...you need to try this! absolutely delicious! - 21 Jul 2008
This recipe really satisfies my craving for diverse cuisine. It tastes simply wonderful and I would love to see more recipes native to the African continent! - 21 Jul 2008