Shitto (Ghana Hot Sauce)

Shitto (Ghana Hot Sauce)

Shitto (Ghana Hot Sauce)

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I know, the name Shitto (Ghana Hot Sauce) is quite close to a certain bad word we all know, and actually, a British TV network ran a story on it in a hilarious fashion.

However, those who’ve tasted it know what the deal is, no other hot sauce in the world comes close.

Growing up, Shitto was a delicacy and we had it a few times a year. But now we have it at least once a month.

But when I shipped off to boarding while in High School Shitto was a go-to sauce that we ate with everything!

We would eat it with rice, Waakye, Kenkey, Banku; and can also be used as a dip for fries, spring rolls, dumplings, etc.

Serve this world-famous Shitto with Fried rice you bought from the corner store or made at home.

Most of the ingredients can be found at your local grocery store, except maybe the shrimp powder.

Shitto (Ghana Hot Sauce)
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Shitto

A hot and spicy hot sauce made in Ghana, and other part of West Africa. 

Cuisine West African
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 People

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Powdered Shrimp
  • 1 Pound Powdered Bony Fish Or Anchovies
  • 1 Tbsp Powdered Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Bulb Onions Blended
  • 1/4 Pound Ginger root Blended
  • 1 Cube Maggie
  • 1 Cup Canola Oil
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 14 oz Tomato Paste
  • 3 Habanero Pepper

Instructions

  1. Start by frying the blended onions for 5 minutes.
  2. Add your blended ginger and let it cook for another 5 minutes.
  3. Add bony fish and shrimp powder and stir in the Maggie cube.
  4. Lower the stove and let it simmer for another 20-30 minutes and add your can of tomato paste.
  5. After about 7 minutes your world famous shitto is ready.



14 thoughts on “Shitto (Ghana Hot Sauce)”

    1. Yes Kiki, some Asian stores carry it, they’ll usually carry anchovies as well. Let me know how it goes when you try it, thanks for stopping by!

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