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Dark Hued Pepper Sauce (Shito)

Submitted by West Africa Cooks on Tue, 2017-04-18 11:37

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceFlorence Aleeno Sai
Prep time
Cooking time
Total time

Description

DARK HUED PEPPER SAUCE (SHITO) by A taste of Ghana by Florence Aleeno Sai

Ingredients

24  
red peppers (dried ground)
   
root ginger (a thumb-size)
2 tablespoons
fishmeal
12  
shrimps (finely ground)
4  
tomatoes (peeled amd finely cut)
1⁄2 teaspoon
salt
1 tablespoon
tomato puree
1⁄2 cup
water
1  
onion (finely chopped)
1⁄2 cup
oil

Instructions

How to make Dark Hued Pepper Sauce (Shito)?

1. Heat oil and fry onion till lightly brown, peel and bruise ginger.
2. Add pepper, bruised ginger and tomato puree to onions and cook for five minutes.
3. Add fishmeal and chopped tomatoes and cook for a little longer (about seven minutes).
4. Add water and salt and simmer slowly over low heat till all the water is cooked off and mixture is dark brown.
5. Remove ginger, cool pepper sauce and pour into a warm jar to store.
6. Serve a teaspoon or two with meat, fish or bean dishes.

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