How to make Melon Seed Soup ( “Werewere Soup”)
Have you tasted this soup before? If not, then try it. It’s delicious and a great substitute of Groundnut Soup. Your evening meal just got excited!!!
Health Benefits of Melon Seeds
It contains Magnesium which helps regulate muscle and nerve function, has a hand in protein synthesis, and regulates blood sugar levels.
It contains Vitamins which helps in the formation of blood cells and bone marrow, conversion of carbohydrates to give you energy, and preventing birth defects.
#When you hear a popping sound when roasting melon seed(werewere), it indicates that it is cooked or take one seed and break it. A lightly brown color on the inside indicates that its cooked.
# You can add more water to the shells to blend again until no shells are left.
Ingredients for melon seed soup
1 cups melon seed( werewere)
Smoked mackerel( if preferred)
2 fresh tomatoes
3 hot peppers
2 clove of garlic
Ginger(quantity of choice)
Seasoning powder or cube
Roast melon seed(werewere) in a pan under medium heat for 8-10mins
Pour cooked seed into blender,add enough water then blend until it’s smooth
Use a colander or sieve to strain it to separate the juice from the shells into a saucepan
Boil and cook the juice under medium heat for 6 min. Set aside
Wash and cut 1onion, garlic, pepper and ginger then blend
In a separate saucepan, add meat and season with salt, seasoning cubes then add blended ingredients.
Steam meat for 10mins then add tomatoes and 1onion
Pour in cooked melon juice(werewere) extract and boil for 5-10mins
Take tomatoes and onion out when soft and blend. Add it to soup
Wash and add your dry fish and smoked mackerel (if preferred), add salt to taste and allow soup to boil for 15mins
When you notice oil forming on top, it indicates soup is ready. Serve with Fufu or Rice. Enjoy!!!