MANGO & SOURSOP SORBET

MANGO & SOURSOP SORBET

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Soursop and Mangoes were in season during my recent trip to Ghana. I craved for something sweet, refreshing and equally healthy hence I created this recipe with ingredients readily available in Ghana.

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Soursop is rich in Vitamins C, B1 and B2, which when mixed with Mangoes increases its nutritional content.

The recipe is easy to follow and a must try.

INGREDIENTS

1 large deseeded and peeled Soursop

1 large Mango, peeled and cut into sizeable chunks

Juice of half a Lime or Lemon

A few tender Ghanaian Basil leaves

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METHOD

Blend the Soursop, Mango with either Lime or Lemon juice together till it’s smooth and silky.

Tranfer into a bowl with its lid and freeze for about 4 hrs, ensuring you stir the mixture each hour.

If you’re lucky enough to have an Ice cream maker, transfer the content into your ice cream bowl and follow the manufacturers instructions.

Sprinkle a few fresh finely cut Basil leaves and serve immediately.

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Enjoy!

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CAPRESE SALAD

CAPRESE SALAD

 

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This classic Italian Salad needs no introduction. A simple and easy to follow recipe that can be done under 10 minutes (if you make your own Croutons).

The secret to making the best Caprese Salad is by using the best of ingredients you can afford.

Buffalo Mozzarella is my favourite Italian cheese to use for this recipe including sun ripened Tomatoes and the best Olive oil you can afford.

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The best and competitively priced Olive oil I’ve used so far is this Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive oil from Marks and Spencer’s (which retails for about £5).

I decided to turn my 3 day old Sour Dough Bread into Croutons by cutting it into little chunks, drizzle about 10ml of Olive oil and 2 sprigs of fresh Rosemary.

I mixed everything together and baked it at 150*c for 10 minutes and left it to cool down.

Assembling the ingredients was the fun part.

INGREDIENTS

100g of Buffalo Mozzarella (sold at most supermarkets and specialist grocers). I bought mine from Marks and Spencer’s.

20g of fresh Basil leaves

10ml of Extra Virgin Olive oil

5 sliced sun ripened large Tomatoes

Chilli flakes (optional) or freshly milled Black Peppercorns

Salt to taste

CROUTONS

Best to use Sour Dough bread for that slightly sour taste and crunch (use any old bread you have) 60g and cut them into sizeable chunks

10ml of Olive oil

2 sprigs of Rosemary

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ASSEMBLING

Add your Buffalo Mozzarella balls to a bowl.

Insert each Tomato slices  and Basil leaves next to each  Mozzarella ball (it’s all about the presentation 😜)

Strategically place each crouton next to the Tomato slices and sprinkle with either your Chilli flakes or freshly milled Black Peppercorns.

Sprinkle with salt to taste and drizzle about 10ml of Extra Virgin Olive oil and serve. Now take a good picture of your work (and share on Instagram with the hashtag #Ndudumademedothis)

Alternatively, scrap the pretentiousness, mix everything together and enjoy 😂😘

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GHANAIAN SMOKY & SPICY SALSA WITH SCENTED BEEF STRIPS

GHANAIAN SMOKY & SPICY SALSA WITH SCENTED BEEF STRIPS

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Inspired by the classic Ghanaian sauce ‘Raw Pepper’ is this smoky and spicy ground Tomato salsa with my added ‘twist’.

Ghana has many creative and naturally flavour packed sauces including the ever popular ‘Raw Pepper’ which is a spicy ground Tomato salsa.

‘Raw Pepper’ is enjoyed with Kenkey, Banku, Boiled Yam which are popular carbohydrates enjoyed in Ghana. 

Whenever I mention ‘Raw Pepper’ it’s mistaken for just ‘eating raw chillies’ hence this video can address that issue. 😜

This is a creative recipe with the inclusion of charred roasted peppers; For a traditional recipe, you can omit the ‘Red Peppers’. 

Add that smoky taste to your salsa by char grilling your Tomatoes instead (if you’re omitting the Red Peppers.

Ingredients

SAUCE;

1 Ramiro Pepper

10 green chillies (You can reduce or increase the quantity to your preference)

1 large Onion

2 large fresh Tomatoes

Half a teaspoon of salt to taste

BEEF STRIPS

400g of Rump/Sirloin/Fillet of beef cut into strips

1 tablespoonful of cold pressed organic Coconut oil

1 large sliced Onions

20g of fresh Basil

METHOD

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Enjoy!

ROSEMARY INFUSED STRAWBERRY LOLLIPOP

ROSEMARY INFUSED STRAWBERRY LOLLIPOP

As flavours goes, the infusion of Rosemary into Strawberries is a complex aromatic blend. Be prepared for this adventurous flavour infusion.

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The sweetness of the strawberries is enhanced by adding honey or brown sugar (optional), with the Rosemary stick infusing it’s oils with your last lolly bite, giving you an aromatic finish.

Try it and don’t forget to leave comments with your feedback.

Ingredients

200g of Strawberries

1 teaspoonful of honey or brown sugar (optional)

4 sprigs of Rosemary

Lolly stick or the Ghanaian chewing stick.

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Method

Remove the tips and leaves off Strawberries and wash.

Place your Strawberries into a blender together with your preferred sweetener (Sugar, Honey or Sweetner)

Blend till silky smooth and transfer it into. Your preferred cups or lolly containers

Insert your lolly stick and a sprig of Rosemary.

Freeze for about 3-4hrs

Enjoy!

For an alcoholic version add about 30ml of Vodka and enjoy!

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HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE ‘NDUDU’.

HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE ‘NDUDU’.

The only way to solve a ‘problem’ like ‘Ndudu’ (Food) is to enjoy it.

Do you have any leftover Waakye (Rice and Beans)?

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Why not try this recipe 😜

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GHANAIAN SMOKED HERRING SALAD RECIPE

GHANAIAN SMOKED HERRING SALAD RECIPE

Picture this, freshly fried herrings served with the Ghanaian raw pepper, accompanied with your soft Kenkey 🤔.

Now imagine using smoked herrings instead. Have I got your attention.

Okay! Let’s start another ‘shenanigan’ of mine😜

Get to the point will you! Okay!

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Now imagine the components of a typical Ghanaian raw pepper turned into a Salad, with the added measure of a crunch from pieces of smoked small herrings.

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So now we have a smoky textured raw pepper flavour in a Salad.

This is what goes through my mind when I create a recipe.

INGREDIENTS

3 Green chillies

1 medium sized peeled and sliced Onion

3 large Tomatoes

100g of peeled small smoked Herrings broken into pieces  (the ones used for the famous Ghanaian black chilli sauce known as Shito).

3 boiled Eggs

1 deseeded and diced Green pepper

2 tablespoonful of Coconut oil

8 leaves of Basil (Ghanaian Basil, Koklo fortie or Akuko Mesa)

Salt to taste

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METHOD

Add the Herrings to a bowl and drizzle with the Coconut oil

Add your chopped Chillies, Onions, Green Pepper, Tomatoes and Salt.

Mix till well combined.

Add the chopped Eggs and Basil.  Mix well and serve.

Enjoy this Salad with me (it’s what I’m having now).

I will  love to hear your feedback by leaving comments below.

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A GHANAIAN BREAKFAST

A GHANAIAN BREAKFAST

Somewhere in Ghana right now someone is having a calabash full of Hausa Koko with either Pinkaso, Akara or Koose.

For a gluten free breakfast try having the Hausa Koko with Akara. Hausa Koko is made from fermented Millet with spices and Akara is made from beans and spices.

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BAKED MEAT BALLS SAUCE

BAKED MEAT BALLS SAUCE

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Try this simple and equally tasty dish of baked Meat Balls sauce with either mash Potatoes, Rice or Spaghetti for dinner.

INGREDIENTS

SAUCE

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2 Red Peppers

1 large Shallot or White Onion

1 teaspoonful of dried Organic Greek dried Oregano

3 large  sun ripened Tomatoes

1 teaspoon of Olive oil

2 Cloves of Garlic

2 pods of Grains of Selim (Hwentia) optional

30g of grated Parmesan

Salt and Pepper to taste

 

MEAT BALLS

300g of minced meat

1 large finely diced Shallot

20g of chopped Parsley

1 teaspoon of dried Chilli flakes

1 teaspoonful of Organic Greek dried Oregano

2 tablespoonful of Olive oil

2 Cloves of Garlic

Salt and Pepper to taste

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METHOD

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