Shito | Ghanaian Black sauce
Every Sunday after church, I somehow end up at the grocery store doing my shopping for the week. Last week was no different and as usual I wanted to get my shito sauce that I eat with almost everything and a thought crossed my mind,(Lohi why have you never tried to make this?) I remember years ago when I went to braid my hair at a Ghanaian girls house that a friend recommended to me, She was making shito just before I came. So while she was doing my hair, she would stand up at intervals to stir the pot. I remember she apologized profusely and gave me a small amount for all the discomfort 😀 I asked for for the recipe and she emailed it to me. That was over 5 years ago! When I got home last Sunday, I searched through all my emails for that recipe and just when I was about to give up, I found it and I was so excited. It is so simple to make! All you need is a blender, a good pot, (get one here) and your ingredients and voila! On Saturday, I gathered all my ingredients and I made the sauce and lets just say…as I write this post, two of those bottles are gone!
I have eaten this with beans(with no palmoil), potatoes, Salmon, indomie, boiled plantains. Yes the possibilities are endless! 😀
– Herring is a type of dried fish. (bonga fish, agbodo fish). I deboned it and added it to the blender when I blended all the other stuff.
– You can buy shrimps that are already dried and blended from the African grocery stores. If you cant find the already blended shrimps. Buy frozen shrimps, dry them out in an oven, then blend them.
– Same with crayfish. Buy already blended ones or you have to add it to the blender.
– I used already blended red pepper…you can use chilli flakes, cayenne pepper and other chilli peppers
Till next time,
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