Thursday, 17 October 2019

THE WEST AFRICAN BURGER RECIPE




INGREDIENTS 
350g of Beans Stew. Use 250g for the Burger bun and reserve the 100g for filling the burger.
70g of Gari
20g of chopped Coriander leaves (optional)
Coconut oil for molding
250ml of your preferred unscented oil for frying




KELEWELE
2 over ripened Plantain that are still firm cut into sizeable chunks 
20g of fresh Ginger
1 teaspoonful of Aniseed
3 cloves
2 African nutmeg or a pinch of grated normal nutmeg 
1 or 2 Habanero chillies
Salt to taste



GREEN PLANTAIN CHIPS
1 large peeled Green Plantain thinly sliced using a Potato peeler
Salt to taste

METHOD 
Watch how to make this creative burger with any type of Beans stew below;




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Sunday, 13 October 2019

BEANS AND SARDINES STEW


Enjoy this cost effective and easy to follow recipe.

INGREDIENTS 
250g of your preferred beans soaked overnight 
1.5 litres of Water
3 bay leaves 
3 tablespoonfuls of your preferred oil
1 large sliced Onions
1 tablespoonful of Tomato purée 
250g of chopped Tin Tomatoes or blended fresh Tomatoes 
1 teaspoonful of dried Rosemary 
3 tinned Sardines in oil
4-10 Green / Red chillies 
Salt to taste 

SPICE BLEND
20g of fresh Ginger
1 large Onion
1 teaspoonful of Aniseed
2 cloves of Garlic
(Add 2 tablespoonfuls of the spice mix and reserve the rest in the freezer till a recipe requires it).

METHOD 
Watch how to prepare this flavour packed Autumn dish which pairs well with Jacket Potatoes or Rice below;





Friday, 11 October 2019

HOW TO FRY YOUR YAM CHIPS PERFECTLY - CRUNCHY and FLUFFY



Fridays are for easy to make dishes and having a bowl of your Yam Chips with your preferred protein is a must for dinner or?

INGREDIENTS 
300g of Yam cut into your preferred shape(s)
250ml of your preferred un-scented oil for frying 
120ml of water
Salt to taste

METHOD 
Watch how to fry the perfect Yam, the varied shapes and the secret to achieving a crunchy and equally fluffy Yam chips below;



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Friday, 4 October 2019

THE WEST AFRICAN FRIED CHICKEN STEW RECIPE


Imagine biting into a crunchy and equally moist fried Chicken that has been slow cooked in a perfectly seasoned Tomato stew. Now imagine enjoying that with a hot ball of soft and pliable Kenkey (hmmmm😘).

INGREDIENTS 
3 large Tomatoes 
1 tablespoonful of Tomato paste or purée 
5 Green chillies 
1 clove of Garlic
1 large Onion
20g of Ginger
100g of shallots 
2 tablespoonfuls of Coconut oil
1 teaspoonful of smoked Shrimp powder 
1 teaspoonful of Chilli flakes
Salt to taste
300g of crispy fried Chicken 

CRISPY FRIED CHICKEN RECIPE 


METHOD 
Watch how to prepare this flavour packed stew below;



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THE WEST AFRICAN SOUP FOR COLDS & FLU



It’s that transitional weather period of the year where Coughs,Colds and Flu are abound. There’s nothing more comforting than a hot bowl of soup to keep you warm and nourished during this period. Why not try 
this classic healthy West African spicy and smoky Tomato soup today?

INGREDIENTS 
1 litre of water
30g of dried smoked Herrings
20g of dried smoked Shrimps
1 large Onion
2 tablespoonfuls of Tomato purée 
5-10 Green chillies of your choosing 
300-500g of smoked Fish
1 large sliced Onion
10g of Salted Fish
30g of Lima Beans (Adua)
150g of fresh Prawns
3 sliced mild Green chillies 
Salt to taste


SPICE BLEND 
2 cloves of Garlic 
1 large Onion
30g of Ginger
1 teaspoonful of Aniseed 

Watch how to prepare this amazing soup below;



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Wednesday, 25 September 2019

THE AUTHENTIC SWEET POTATO POTTAGE (MPOTOMPOTO) RECIPE

Autumn beckons and as such comfort dishes are a must. Starting with this authentic Ghanaian Sweet Potato Pottage or Mpotompoto recipe.

INGREDIENTS 
1 large diced Japanese Sweet Potatoes 
2 large sliced Onions
5-10 Green chillies 
1 clove of Garlic 
4 strands of Grains of Selim (Hwentia)
2 cloves
2 African Nutmegs
1 ladle of Palm oil
1-2 large smoked Fish
800ml of water
1 ladle of blended Tomatoes 
Salt to taste

SPICE BLEND
30g of Ginger 
1 clove of Garlic
1 large Onion 

METHOD 
Watch how to prepare this authentic and equally tasty dish below;



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Tuesday, 24 September 2019

QUICK RICE CAKE RECIPE (A CHILDHOOD SNACK)

Rice cakes were popular 80’s snacks in Ghana but are rare to find these days. One had to save their little Pesewas to buy and enjoy this snack. 
During the same period a game known as ‘tchem p3’ (spelt phonetically) which means ‘divide in 2 equal parts’ was equally popular. 

The rules of the game stipulates all participating members must divide anything they had in two if caught by a member. This meant one had to have some wit about themselves to avoid been caught.

How about recreating that nostalgic childhood memory today by trying this easy to follow recipe?
Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS 
100g of Rice Puffs / Bubbles (available in most Indian grocers)
1 cup of granulated sugar
50ml of water
Pinch of salt to taste

METHOD 
Watch how to create this forgotten childhood snack recipe below;



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