This is a favorite stew of many Ghanaians, which is made out of Spinach, onions, fresh tomatoes, ginger, garlic, oil, salt, habanero peppers, other spices. It served with rice, yams, plantains, etc.
4Habanero PeppersYou don't have to use as many.
1TspSaltOr salt to taste
4TbspCanola oilYou can use Olive oil too
Start off by chopping up the spinach, tomatoes and onions and set aside
Chop up your garlic, ginger and habanero peppers and blend with a little of water.
Pour oil in a pre-heated pan and fry your onions for about 5 minutes.
Add in the blended produce and tomatoes and let cook for another 5 minutes.
Now you can add your spinach, lower the heat to medium and let simmer for about 45 minutes. Because the spinach and tomatoes have a lot of fluid in them and you don't want your stew to soggy. So after about an hour of cooking your world famous spinach stew is ready to be served.
`This is one of the more popular breads to make in Ghana, West Africa. Made with flour, sugar / honey, nutmeg, eggs, milk, etc
Ghana Sugar Bread
1CupSugarIts usually made with sugar
Boil one cup of water for a few minutes or until lukewarm and add the salt and a tbsp of honey then add the yeast. Let it sit between 5-10 minutes or until it reacts, it should grow in volume and become foamy.
Pour the the flour in a big bowl and add the nutmeg
Add the butter, milk, egg, water and mix well. Knead for about 10 minutes until its smooth and elastic.
Shape into a loaf and place it in a greased baking dish, cover it up and let it sit for about an hour so it rises.
Place in a 350 degree Fahrenheit pre-heated oven and bake for about 45-60 minutes until its golden brown
Its a popular West-African street food similar to donuts in other parts of the world. It's called Boflot in Ghana, Puff-Puff in Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
4 CUPSUnbleached Flour
1CupHoney / SugarI use honey
Boil two cups of water for a few minutes or until lukewarm and add the salt and a tbsp of honey then add the yeast. Let it sit between 5-10 minutes or until it reacts, it should grow in volume and become foamy.
Pour the the flour in a big bowl and add the nutmeg.
Mix the flour and the yeast mix together and let it rise for about 45 minutes.
Scoop them up with an ice cream scoop or roll them into a ball shape.
Deep fry them about 5-10 minutes. Time to enjoy!
Earlier this year I learned how to make one of my favorite snacks growing up in Ghana called Boflot. I remember I used to have it for breakfast with some Koko (Corn porridge). or with a glass of hot chocolate preferably Milo. You can get them when you're downtown Accra and you need a quick snack to stave off your hunger. They can also be eaten as an appetizer before your main course at an African restaurant.
Its also made in Nigeria and Sierra Leone where its called Puff-puff. Its a little similar to donuts and actually there are a few British I know who call it donuts.
Jollof Rice is a highly popular West African rice dish that is made out of rice, tomatoes/ tomato sauce, spices/herbs.
3/4Cup Cup Canola Oil
4Habanero PeppersYou can use fewer or more depending on your tolerance level
1.5CupsCups Tomato PasteYou can also use fresh tomatoes or tomato sauce
5CupsChicken Stock / Broth You can add more if you like your rice softer or stickier
First of all, warm up your oil in a saucepan for five minutes
Add the onions and let it cook for about 5 minutes
Add the blended garlic and ginger
Add the tomato paste and 2 cups of water. Stir for a few minutes until the sauce is nice and smooth and let it simmer for about 15- 20 minutes.
You can now include the Basmati Rice and let it cook for another 30 minutes. Cover the rice mix with a foil wrap with the saucepan lid over it. The foil traps the steam and allows it to cook a well and faster. Stir the mix every 5 - 10 minutes until cooked. Your world famous Jollof rice is ready!