125g of Tomato purée mixed with 150ml of water to a smooth paste

700g of fresh sun ripened Tomato cut into chunks

3 large Red peppers cut into chunks (optional)

20g of roughly chopped peeled Ginger

10 fresh red chillies

10g of crushed pepper

1 teaspoon of the Ghanaian mix spice with a Pimento base

3 large Red Onions

150ml of Groundnut oil

1 Shrimp stock cube



Add the oil to a saucepan and place on a medium heat.

Blend the onions, Grains of Paradise, Ginger and chillies into a paste.

Add the 'Onion blend' to the oil and fry till the volume reduces in half.

Add the tomato purée and cook till it turns into a paste. This should take about  12-15 minutes.

Blend the tomatoes and pepper till smooth.

Add the tomatoes to the saucepan and stir till well mixed.

Reduce the heat to a low setting and cook for 25 minutes, by which time the sauce has reduced by half.

Add the mixed spice and shrimp stock.

Cook for a further 15 minutes and constantly stir.

Watch the sauce turn into a dark rich colour.