Cocoyam leaves are rich in vitamin C which acts as an antioxidant. This fights against free radicals that cause cancer and help to prevent many diseases.

Recipe

How to prepare palava sauce and fried plantain

Cuisine

Ghanaian

Cooking Time

1 hour

Servings

6

Ingredients

1/2 Cup Egusi

1 Large Smoked Salmon

Tomatoes

Large Onions

Ginger

Cocoyam Leaves (Nkontomire)

Garlic

3 Red Chillies

Palm Oil

Spices

Vegetable oil

Ripe plantain

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Method

Wash all vegetables.

Wash the leaves thoroughly with lukewarm water.

Cut the nkontomire leaves into strips and boil with enough water.

Blend tomatoes, 1 onion, pepper, ginger, and garlic together.

Heat palm oil in a saucepan over medium heat.

Pour oil into a saucepan and set over medium-high heat.

Saute sliced onions for 3 minutes

Add blended ingredients and allow to cook for about 5 minutes.

Remove bones from salmon and cut into cubes and add to stew.

Add add spices.

Put egusi in a bowl, add water, salt and stir to form a paste.

Add to stew and allow to simmer for 3-5 minutes.

Drain the water from the kontomire and add to stew.

Allow simmering under low heat for 5 - 7 minutes

Serve with cooked yam or rice.