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HOW TO PREPARE GHANAIAN PALM NUT SOUP AND FUFU

Today, we’ll be discussing a recipe from the beautiful African country of Ghana. We’ll be explaining how to prepare fufu and the famous palm nut soup which Ghana is known for. Get your apron and cooking items ready, as we get to it.

INGREDIENTS FOR COOKING PALM NUT SOUP

  • A bowl of palm nut
  • Dry fish
  • meat
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Pepper
  • Onions
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Ginger
  • Cube spices
  • Salt

METHOD OF PREPARING THE PALM NUT SOUP

To make the soup, as you well know you have to get your pot, source of heat and other cooking utensils ready. You don’t want to be running up and down your apartment looking for utensils when the food is on fire. Let’s get started.

  • Wash the palm nuts and boil it for about 45 minutes. When you cook the palm nut, you’re targeting to get it soft enough to remove the nut when squeezed between your thumb and your forefinger.
  • Wash the meat and fish with clean water and get it ready for the food.
  • Blend the ginger, onion, pepper, garlic and add the fish to the pot.
  • Crumble the cube spice over the pot and add salt.
  • Steam the mixture for about 4-6 minutes.
  • Wash the fresh tomatoes and add it to the steaming pot.
  • Pour the boiled nuts into a mortar and pound until the nuts look fibrous and the black kernels are loose.
  • Pour the mixture into a large bowl and add about a liter of hot water. Use your hand to take the fiber part of the mixture bit by bit and squeeze the liquid (oil) out of the fiber. Remove the kernels and continue separating the mixture until you get a liquid free of fiber and kernels. To get a pure liquid, use a colander to separate the juice from the fibers.
  • Blend your steamed tomato and keep aside.
  • Proceed with pouring the palm nut solution/liquid over the steaming pot containing meat, fish, and others.
  • Leave to cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Blend the tomatoes and add it to the mixture which is now turning into your delicious palm nut soup.
  • Stir the soup carefully and allow to cook for about 10 to 15 minutes. Stirring thoroughly and carefully prevents the dry fish from breaking into pieces.
  • Bring down your pot, and you have for yourself a nice pot of palm nut soup.
  • Serve with your freshly prepared fufu and don’t forget to wash it down with a cup of freshly prepared fruit juice.

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