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DIY Recipes How to prepare 'Shito' (Ghana pepper sauce)

Pulse daily DIY recipe teaches prospective chefs how to prepare healthy, Ghanaian dishes in a simple way.

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'Shito' (Ghana pepper sauce)


  1. Onions, chopped

  2. Dried herrings

  3. Dried powdered shrimps

  4. Fresh pepper

  5. Dried pepper powder

  6. Tomato puree

  7. Garlic, minced

  8. Ginger, chopped

  9. Nutmeg

  10. Powered cloves

  11. All purpose seasoning

  12. Vegetable oil

  13. Salt

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  • Heat oil in a large saucepan, add onions, ginger, fresh pepper and garlic.

  • Then gently fry for 5 - 7 minutes until softened but not coloured.

  • Set aside allow the vegetables to cool and blend along with the oil.

  • Put another saucepan on fire and heat oil and add tomato puree.

  • After 4 - 6 minutes, add the blended vegetables and stir continously.

  • Add the dried fishes, powdered shrimps and herrings.

  • Add seasoning and powdered pepper.

  • Reduce the heat, stir intermittently until is dark brown.

  • Add all spices and taste for salt.

  • Allow to cool very well and put in a dry clean bottle

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