The Hirshon Ghanaian Akotonshi By The Food Dictator

The Hirshon Ghanaian Akotonshi By The Food Dictator
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The Hirshon Ghanaian Akotonshi By The Food Dictator
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time30 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time1 hr 15 mins

A delicious and subtle dish, based on crabs stuffed with a paste of spicy tomatoes and decorated with a shower of parsley.Ideal to entertain a special person.

Akotonshi or stuffed crab is a dish that is associated with feasting in Ghana and is truly delicious – The recipe can be tweaked to different seasoning preferences, but it is still the Akotonshi recipe someone from Ghana would recognize and enjoy. Grains of Paradise are essential to this dish.

 2 lbs cooked crab meat
 1 tsp salt
 1 inch piece of fresh ginger
 46 cloves
 4 tbsp cooking oil
 1 small onion, minced
 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
 1 tbsp tomato paste
 2 green bell peppersfinely chopped
 ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
 ½ tsp ground cumin
 ¾ tsp grains of paradise,ground to a powder
 1 tsp minced African bird peppers (use hot Thai peppers if unavailable), mashed to a paste
 1 tbsp dried shrimp
 ½ cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs
 1 egg, hard-boiled and finely chopped
 1 sprig parsley
 pinch of paprika

Ingredients

 2 lbs cooked crab meat
 1 tsp salt
 1 inch piece of fresh ginger
 46 cloves
 4 tbsp cooking oil
 1 small onion, minced
 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
 1 tbsp tomato paste
 2 green bell peppersfinely chopped
 ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
 ½ tsp ground cumin
 ¾ tsp grains of paradise,ground to a powder
 1 tsp minced African bird peppers (use hot Thai peppers if unavailable), mashed to a paste
 1 tbsp dried shrimp
 ½ cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs
 1 egg, hard-boiled and finely chopped
 1 sprig parsley
 pinch of paprika
The Hirshon Ghanaian Akotonshi By The Food Dictator

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