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Local dish How to prepare 'Kontomire' stew and boiled yam

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

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Kontomire stew and boiled yam


  • ¼ cup Palm Oil or Vegetable Oil

  • 1 maggie cube

  • ½ salmon

  • Pepper

  • Agushie

  • Garlic

  • Chopped kontomire

  • 1 chopped onions

  • 3 large diced tomato

  • Yam


  • Heat the oil in a medium pan and fry the onions and garlic until golden. Add pepper and the tomatoes.

  •  Cook for 10 to 15 minutes on low heat, stirring regularly but not continuously.

  • Wash kontomire and cook until it becomes soft.

  • Wash salmon, remove all bones and break into pieces and add to the stew.

  • Pour agushie in a bowl, add salt and stir. Add the maggie cube and mixture to the stew

  • Drain any water from thawed out kontomire and add the it to stew. Cover and simmer on low heat for 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Stir regularly, taking care not to break up the fish too much.

  • Allow to simmer under low heat while you peel the yam.

  • Cut into cubes, wash twice and boil with enough water. Add salt.

  • When yam is soft, pour water and transfer to plate.

  • Serve yam and kontomire stew.

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