Pumpkin Leaves (Ugu) Soup - hearty, healthy soup with smoked meat that taste so sensational. Best paired with fufu, plantains or with rice.
In a large pan, season meat with salt, maggi and onions and boil until tender depending on the choice of meat. Meanwhile, boil stock- fish with salt and water; add it to the boiled meat. You should have about 3 cups of stock from the meat and stock- fish. Reserve the rest or freeze it.
Boil peanuts for about 10 minutes in a saucepan. Let it cool.
Add the pumpkin leaves or spinach to the pot. Stir and Simmer for several minutes more. Adjust for seasonings and soup thickness.
If you using fresh pumpkins , cut the leaves and soft stems. Discard the hard stem and flowers
Slice pumpkin leaves.
Bring water to a boil add sliced leaves and leave for about 2-3 minutes , remove place in ice water , drain out the water when cool. Remove squeeze out water from the leaves and set aside