Category Archives: Soups

Ayoyo (Molokhaya leaves) Soup

Ayoyo soup is a green leaf soup enjoyed by tribes in the northern region of Ghana. It's popularly served with tuo, a maize & cassava meal like dumpling. Ayoyo is the local name for Jews or Jute Mallow or Egyptian Spinach or bush okra. It's a very...
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How to grind in Asanka / Apotoyewa

Grinding in an Asanka was one of the first lessons you were taught in the kitchen. Once you passed this test, you then graduated on to learning the main dishes. I guess most Ghanaians of my age and older will identify with this! In actual fact the basis of most Ghanaian sauces and soups starts with meko (hot salsa) made with an Asanka.

Asanka is basically an earthenware mortar with a wooden dumbell like pestle. In these modern times, people choose to use a food processor rather than Asanka. I must say the food processor doesn’t give the same taste and texture. Grinding helps the oils from the ingredients to infuse and marry to produce a lovely aroma and taste.

So if you’ve been taking a shortcut, you’ve been missing out on the real deal!

Tilapia Light Soup with Yam Chunks

A typical Ghanaian Sunday lunch will be a soup based meal with some carbohydrate counterpart. Ghanaians love for soup is portrayed in the varieties available, from light soup to palm nut, groundnut and Ebunuebunu (Green) soup. The inspiration for Tilapia Light soup was taken from a typical...
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Akoko Nkate Nkwan (Chicken Groundnut Soup)

If you have been visiting my blog here or a follower on Instagram, you will know by now that Ghanaians love their soups. A good meal by Ghanaian standards will usually be a hearty soup with some carbohydrate usually fufu. Interestingly for me, I have never been...
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How to skim off oil from Palmnut Soup

This is the oil that was skimmed off the soup. Let it cool and store in the fridge for use within some couple of days or freeze for longer storage. Use the palm oil for abomu (see garden egg or kontomire abomu posts). This flavour infused oil will add to the taste of the abomu, making it so yummy.