SUNDAY LAMB ROAST WITH RATATOUILLE RECIPE

SUNDAY LAMB ROAST WITH RATATOUILLE RECIPE

Imagine that slow roasted Leg of Lamb that is spices perfectly and breaks off the bone beautifully served with roasted Vegetables and a sip of your favourite Red wine.

Sunday lunch just got exciting. Why not try this hassle free recipe and enjoy your meal with your family without breaking a sweat.

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INGREDIENTS

Half a Leg of Lamb which serves 4 individuals perfectly.

4 Cloves of Garlic

3 sprigs of Rosemary

2 large peeled Onions

4 large quartered Yellow or Red Tomatoes

600ml of Chicken stock

Salt and Pepper to taste.

 

RATATOUILLE

1 large quartered Aubergine

1 large quartered Red Pepper

4 large quartered Tomatoes

1 large quartered Courgette

2 large peeled and quartered Onions

3 tablespoonfuls of Olive oil

Salt and Pepper to taste

 

Watch how to prepare the perfect slow cooked Leg of Lamb below on my YouTube channel, ‘Ndudu by Fafa’.

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ALMOND BUTTER SOUP RECIPE

ALMOND BUTTER SOUP RECIPE

Inspired by the Ghanaian Peanut Butter or Groundnut soup I made this Almond soup.

The recipe was bourne out of desperation as I craved Groundnut soup but had Almonds instead.

I doubted myself about the outcome of this recipe as I felt it will loose that distinct roasted Peanut or Groundnut taste.

I shared the recipe on my Instagram stories ‘Ndudu_by_Fafa’ and the common question asked was about the taste.

Honestly in terms of flavour it was delicious, however the only difference was it had a somewhat delicate flavour as compared to Groundnuts/Peanuts.

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This recipe is by no means replacing the classic Ghanaian Peanut/Groundnut soup but an alternative way of introducing your palette to different flavours.

Almonds contain less saturated fat which makes this recipe a healthier choice. You can be creative with the type of Vegetables you include and as a matter of fact you can make a Vegetarian version.

Try it and tell me what you think?

 

For the list of ingredients, you will need;

200g of roasted Almonds

300g of skinless Chicken thighs

50g of Tomato Purée

8 Petite Belle chillies (Kpakposhito) or any Green chillies (The quantity of Chillies used depends on your personal preference).

1 litre of hot water to soak and blend the Almonds

1 teaspoonful of Smoked Paprika or blended Char grilled Red Peppers

3 chopped Green Tomatoes or Aubergines.  You can add any Vegetables of your choosing.

1 sliced large Onion

10 Ghanaian Basil leaves or 20g of chopped Parsley to garnish

Salt to taste

 

HOLY GRAIL SPICE BLEND

20g of Ginger

1 large Onion

1 teaspoonful of Aniseed

2 cloves of Garlic

METHOD

Watch how to prepare this creative recipe below on my YouTube channel ‘Ndudu by Fafa’.

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THAT ACCRA LIFE

THAT ACCRA LIFE

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The gentleman sitting opposite blatantly stared as I held his gaze for what seemed like eternity. His gaze told a brief story of worry and anxiety as I smiled to say it’s okay ‘today to shall pass’.

I sipped on my chilled glass of fresh Watermelon blend as another gentleman approached in a pensive mood. Oops! Why the stern look, I asked myself.

The conversation between the two gentlemen explained both their moods. My ‘konkonsa’ ears were activated 🙈

Seemed Mr. Worried Gaze has been naughty at work and was getting an earful of ‘blasting’. I decided to walk away from where I was sitting to save the gentleman from any further embarrassment.

I found myself by the poolside (which was quiet as I set my plan in action to surprise Mum and cousins for breakfast.

This surprise could go two ways, they either surprised me by declining  my invite or better still honour the invite and interrogate me. I preferred the latter but not the interrogation.

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The look on my Mums face was priceless coupled with the exuberant conversations that ensued thereafter. I managed to have an informal interview with Mum, however I missed recording most part of the interview (maybe due to my excitement 😢).

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We headed to a local Chop Bar as I craved Fufu and Goat Meat Light soup with a chilled glass of Star Beer.

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The next 3 days were packed with the main reason I went to Ghana (which will be revealed at the opportune time).

Accra’s aura felt so different this time round; maybe because I looked at it from an artistic and creative point of view.

Accra exuded confidence in its warm embrace of hardworking individuals who either gave you the occasional smile or blank stare.

It felt good to be home, however I knew I had limited time and couldn’t catch up with everyone (which was disappointing).

The atmosphere felt positive as mothers dropped their kids off to school, the Police doing their random checks on vehicles, hawkers balancing their wares on their head whilst skilfully dodging on coming traffic as we traveled to different locations across the city.

The smell of charcoal roasted ripened Plantain filled the vehicle as we all had a bite of this wonderful Ghanaian snack, whilst driving past the Accra Supreme Court

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The entire crew had dinner at the Gold Coast Restaurant and we ended the night at Carbon Night Club which was an incredible experience.

The final filming was done as the crew headed back to Europe and I had 12hrs free to spend with Mum before heading back to London.

Watch excepts of my short time spent in Accra. Hope you’re intrigued enough to visit Ghana soon.

 

 

 

 

I arrived in London on Monday morning, dropped off my luggage’s at home and dragged my tired self  straight to the office. Phew! What a memorable weekend and a priceless experience.

Watch Accra through my eyes in a compiled video and photography below;

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AKOTONSHI (GHANAIAN STUFFED CRAB RECIPE)

AKOTONSHI (GHANAIAN STUFFED CRAB RECIPE)

Ghanaian recipes are varied and I seem to find new recipes each time, like this stuffed Crab known as Akotonshi. I was rather intrigued about this dish as I could not place it to a specific tribe in Ghana, (apart from the name suggesting it might have originated from the Ga tribe) which is a hazard guess. Please share your knowledge about this dish as it is easy to emulate with my added twist. Fresh Crabs are readily available in Ghana hence this recipe is a must try.

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The easiest way to prepare this dish is to get a packet of fresh Crab meat from your fishmongers. I used my Jollof stew recipe as a base for this stuffed Crab recipe, which you can watch below.  A perfect dish to serve as a starter to impress your guest.

INGREDIENTS

100g of White Crab meat

50g of breadcrumbs

20g of chopped Spring Onions

20g of chopped Parsley

2 large chopped Tomatoes

150g of Jollof stew

2 tablespoonful of Shrimp powder

1 deseeded finely chopped Habanero chilli

1 tablespoonful of Coconut oil

Salt to taste

 

Watch how prepare Akotonshi below;

Serve the Akontonshi with either Green salad or Vegetable stir fry.

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