Miyan taushe is a soup made from pumpkin, it is commonly eaten by the Hausa tribe in the northern part of Nigeria. The soup is mostly prepared with yakuwa leaf, Dawa Dawa (locust beans), crayfish, meat, and onion amongst other spices.


1.5 lbs goat meat chunks

1.5 lbs pumpkin peeled and cut into chunks

½ cup palm oil

½ cup roasted peanuts

7 plum/Roma tomatoes

2 large onion

1 bell pepper

4 scotch bonnet peppers

10 oz chopped spinach (fresh or frozen)

¼ cup ground dry crayfish

2 tbsp shrimp bouillon

salt to taste


Slice both onion and 2 scotch bonnet peppers, and set aside.


On low-medium heat in a large stock pot, braise the goat meat with the sliced onions, scotch bonnet peppers, 1 tsp bullion and 1 tsp salt for 30 minutes or until the meat is tender.

While the meat is braising, blend the tomatoes, bell pepper, 1 onion, and two scotch bonnet peppers. Place the blended tomato mix in a pot and cook on medium heat until the sauce reduces down to a thick paste. You might need to reduce the heat to prevent the tomato paste from burning.

Once the meat is tender and done braising, add the pumpkin chunks and 2 cups of water to the pot with the braised meat. The water should just cover the pumpkin chunks and meat. At this stage, adjust the seasoning of the broth and water that the pumpkins. Cover and boil for 15 minutes or until the pumpkin are tender.

While the pumpkins are cooking, grind the peanuts in a blender, food processor, or with a mortar and pestle until it forms a rough paste, and set aside.

Once the pumpkins are tender, use the back of a spoon to smash the pumpkin chunks, add in the crushed peanuts, tomato paste, crayfish, and bullion and stir the stew. Cover and cook for 5 minutes on low- medium heat.

After the stew has cooked for 5 minutes, add in the palm oil, chopped spinach, and chopped sorrel, and cook the stew covered for 10 minutes on low heat.

After 10 minutes, taste the stew for seasoning and adjust the salt if necessary. Turn the heat off and allow the stew to sit for 5 minutes, then serve hot.

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