Pumpkin soup

The West African (Liberia, Sierra Leone,) version of pumpkin soup is totally different from the western one.

This pumpkin soup is more like a thick stew and it is served with rice.

This recipe is very simple and easy to make, it is traditionally cooked with palm oil but you can use any vegetable oil.

Preparation time: 15 min

Cooking time: 40 min

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium squash (pumpkin), peeled, de-seed and cubed
  • 2 fresh tomato, mashed
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 tbsp of palm oil
  • 1 bouillon cube
  • 300g of meat, cubed (optional)
  • 1 full tbsp of fish, pre boiled and bones removed or smoked fish
  • Black or white pepper
  • Salt
  • Chili pepper, to taste
  • 1l Water

Optional: 2 tablespoon peanut butter

Direction:

Step 1: In a saucepan, heat the palm oil and fry the onion with a bouillon cube for 5 min.

Step 2: Add the tomatoes and black pepper. Fry for 3 more minutes.

Step 3: Stir in the pumpkin in the sauce, add the meat and cover with water. Simmer for 20 min, at this point you can add some peanut butter if like.

Step 4: Mash the pumpkin in the soup and add the fish. Let simmer for 10 more min.

To finish, add some salt and chili pepper to your taste.

 Serve hot with rice and enjoy!!!

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