Waakye Stew as the name goes is basically a popular stew served with waakye. A good waakye must have a good waakye stew otherwise it’s not ‘the waakye’. In Ghana, waakye stew is known to be best made by people from the northern parts and it’s one of their native dishes so it isn’t surprising!
Waakye stew is just a tomato stew however, it has this authentic and different taste which keeps the mind wondering on what the secret ingredient is. If you’ve not been let in the secret, you’ll never guess it right. My sister in-law who is from the northern part of Ghana let me in the secret after a lot of coaxing :). I have shared the secret here but I won’t point it out on what it actually is! Follow my step by step guide and you’ll make a lovely waakye stew with an authentic taste. If you find out what the secret is, do let me know :).
When I set out to write out this recipe, I didn’t realize how long the instructions will be. Please don’t be deterred by how lengthy it is, it is easier than it looks. In actual fact that is the perception most people have about Waakye stew. They think it’s so difficult to make but I tell you it’s so easy. The ingredients list may seem like a tall order but it’s the little touches and processes that makes this stew what it is. Give it a try and let me have your feedback, comments or questions. Enjoy!