Thursday, 22 February 2018

STUFFED WAAKYE RECIPE


What? Stuffed Waakye? Okay, I’ll reserve my comments until I try it. My girlfriend arrived at my door 15 minutes later to enjoy this dish, meanwhile my husband had helped himself to a portion and wanted more. Bless!
This dish is inspired by the Kibbeh recipe I made earlier and my leftover Waakye and stew. I was excited about this dish as I knew it will divide the two differing school of thoughts. 

WAAKYE FRIED RICE



The  purist will resist with a deepened frown whilst the adventurous foodies will appreciate it the most. Watch how I used Waakye for fried rice above. 
The beauty of changing perceptions is to challenge the core principles of ones ideology and in doing so you’ll meet a few resistance.



Anyway, enjoy this creative dish inspired by both a classic Ghanaian Rice and Beans known as Waakye and the Middle Eastern dish of Kibbeh.




To start this recipe you will need 300g of cooked, soft and pliable Waakye (best to use short grain Rice for a more starchier consistency).
Watch how to make this below on my YouTube channel 





300g of cooked Tomato stew
Recipe below




300g of cooked minced Lamb
Recipe below





1 tablespoonful of natural Yoghurt (optional)
Salt to taste

Watch how to make this stuffed Waakye recipe on my YouTube channel, ‘Ndudu by Fafa’. 




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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

KIBBEH (STUFFED BULGAR WHEAT WITH MINCED MEAT) RECIPE

‘Thank you sweets’, see you on Friday for dinner, as I ended the call to my friend Tina. Dinner started quite late because we all had to meet up after work. Each dish was packed with different flavours including those that I was accustomed to and unfamiliar dishes. 




The dish that caught my attention was Kibbeh, which was served alongside a bowl of Tabbouleh and Raita. I enjoyed it and asked for the recipe. 
The one I had at the Restaurant had minced Beef and I was already thinking how I would tweak the recipe. I decided to use Lamb, Mint , Chillies and Sumac for a different flavour.
Kibbeh can be fried or baked and I tried both processes however I prefer the fried version. 
For the list of ingredients, you will need;




500g of minced Lamb 
(Use 150g to blend with the Bulgar Wheat)and fry the remaining as per the instructions in the video.
2 large Onions
(Blend the Bulgar Wheat with 1 Onion. Use the remaining Onion to fry your meat).
2 levelled tablespoonful of Cumin seeds
1 teaspoonful of Sumac or Lemon zest (Optional)
400g of soaked Bulgar wheat or cracked Wheat
Half a teaspoon of milled Black Peppercorns 
10ml of Olive oil
1 levelled tablespoonful of crushed Chillies (Optional)
3 cloves of Garlic
20g of chopped fresh Mint and Parsley 
Salt to taste 



Method;
Watch how to prepare this flavour packed and creative dish on my YouTube channel, ‘Ndudu by Fafa’. 





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Monday, 19 February 2018

GHANAIAN CHICKEN STEW RECIPE




INGREDIENTS 

ROASTED TOMATO PASTE
700g of baby Plum Tomatoes 
1 large Onion 
2 Large diced Red Peppers



STEW
2 large sliced Onions 
10 Pettie Belle Chillies (Kpakpo Shito) or 1 Habanero Chilli 
80g of Tomato purée or paste
20ml of Vegetable oil/ Rapeseed oil/ Coconut oil or Olive oil
20g of finely diced salted Beef (Tolo Beef)
Chopped Spring Onions for garnishing
Salt to taste

CHICKEN 
1kg of Chicken pieces
20g of Ginger
1 clove of Garlic 
1 teaspoon of Aniseed 
1 large Onion 
1 Optional stock cube
1 litre of oil for frying
Salt to taste.

METHOD 
Watch how to make this delicious sauce on my YouTube channel, ‘Ndudu by Fafa’ below;




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Friday, 16 February 2018

GHANAIAN GARDEN EGGS STEW RECIPE


INGREDIENTS 

400g of Garden eggs
20ml of Rapeseed / Groundnut oil/ Sunflower oil
1 large sliced Onion 
30g of Tomato purée 
1 Habanero chilli 
1 stock cube
Blended 5 large Tomatoes
1 tablespoonful of a blend of Ginger, Onion, Garlic and Aniseed 
2 tinned Pink Salmon or any Fish of your choice 
2 chopped Green chillies
Salt to taste

METHOD 
Watch how to make this classic Ghanaian stew on my YouTube channel, ‘Ndudu by Fafa’ below;




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Monday, 12 February 2018

TASTIEST GHANAIAN , GOAT MEAT SOUP RECIPE


Light soup is a spicy tomato based soup which can be made with Poultry, Meat and or Fish. 

Light soup and Fufu (a mixture of Cassava and Plantain) is enjoyed mostly on a Saturday or Sunday in Ghana as it’s a labour intensive in its preparation. Traditionally, Cassava and Plantain are boiled and pounded to form a pliable dough,known as Fufu. Fufu can be enjoyed with any soup of your choosing. Fufu and Light soup on a Sunday is what Sunday roast is to a British. 
Watch how to prepare Fresh Fufu in a Pot without pounding on my YouTube channel, ‘Ndudu by Fafa’.



Enjoy this Ghanaian light soup recipe made with Goat Meat and thank me later.


Ingredients
1 Kg of diced Goat meat 
1 large Tomato
1 large Onion
80g of Tomato Paste or Puree
5 Garden Eggs and or 8 Okra
1 Habanero Chilli
10 Pettie Belle Chillies (Kpakpo Shito)
1 stock cube (optional)
1.5 litres of Water/ Vegetable stock or Beef Stock
Salt to taste

Marinade
1 tablespoon of Aniseed
1 large Onion
30g of Ginger
2 cloves of Garlic


Method;
Watch how to prepare this classic Ghanaian light soup with Goat meat on my YouTube channel,  'Ndudu by Fafa'. 



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Tuesday, 6 February 2018

ATTIEKE (GARI) RECIPE

Attiéké is dish made from Cassava that is part of the cuisine of Côte d'Ivoire in West Africa and enjoyed by the Nzema tribe in Ghana.




The dish is prepared from fermented Cassava that has been grated and steamed.




This recipe uses Gari which is fermented grated and fried Cassava and as such it’s a creative recipe.




I have included natural Yoghurt to this recipe, to mimic the slight sour taste of the traditional Attieke mixture. Best to add some Olive oil to the steamed Gari for a depth of flavour. 

Alternatively you can purchase Attieke online or from specialist African Grocers, break it into crumbs, steam it and follow the rest of the recipe.


Ingredients 

200g of Gari

1 tablespoonful of natural Yoghurt 

2 tablespoonfuls of Water

1 tablespoonful of Olive oil

Salt to taste


Alternatively 

Crumble 200g of ready made Attieke and steam.


Method 

Watch how to prepare this creative recipe on my YouTube channel below;





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Best to serve the Attieke with my Fish or Lamb stew recipe.


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Thursday, 1 February 2018

THE PERFECT OKRO SOUP RECIPE

Okra is a versatile vegetable that can be grilled, steamed, boiled, made into a stir fry, stew or soup. Okra is enjoyed across the world including Ghana, India, Pakistan, Brazil, Nigeria, Togo to mention but a few. Okra is also known as ‘Lady’s fingers’, Bhindi , Gumbo etc




Okro soup is the traditional dish of  the Ewe tribe in Ghana and it is also enjoyed in Togo and Nigeria.
Okra contains potassium, vitamin B, vitamin C, folic acid, and calcium. It's low in calories and has a high dietary fiber content.



Okro soup can be made with Meat, Poultry, Vegetables and Sea Food ans can be as simple as you wish or decadent by combining Meat and Fish. 
Enjoy this decadent edition. 
INGREDIENTS
3 large Onions
500g of chopped Okra
20ml of Zomi or Palm oil
2 Habanero chillies
40g of blended Ginger, Aniseed & Onion
1 large blended Tomato
1 shrimp stock cube
400g of Smoked Mackerel or any fish of your choosing
500g of diced Lamb pieces with bones
150g of Prawns
200g of Crabs
250ml of water
60g of Gboma (The African Egg Plant) leaves or Spinach.
Salt to taste.
METHOD 
Watch how to make this decadent Okro soup on my YouTube channel. 'Ndudu by Fafa'. Don't forget to subscribe, like the video, try the recipe, leave a comment with your feedback and share. 

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