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.