Light soup and Fufu has been a Ghanaian traditional meal since the beginning of time. I remember as a child my grandmother going out to the market every saturday morning to buy ingredients for her special light soup, paired with Fufu. I lived for those days. Below is a list of ingredients she used to make this special light soup. ENJOY
1 pack of meat (chicken,beef or goat) cut into sizable chunks (ask your butcher to cut into your preferred chunks)
3 large tomatoes
1 cleaned ginger cut into chunks
2 large onions
2 cloves of peeled garlic
4 large peppers
2 spoons of tomato paste
3 litres of Chicken stock (your preferred stock) or Water
Alternatively you can use 2 Bouillon cube
Wash and clean your meat and place in a bowl.
In a blender add the ginger, 1 chopped onion, garlic, carom seeds and 3 large peppers
Add a little water and blend to a smooth paste.
Add the paste to the meat
Place your saucepan on a medium heat and steam your meat in it’s juices, (add a little water if needed).Cook slowly for about 30 minutes and add your tomato paste.
If you’re using Bouillon cube or Maggie;
Crumble your preferred cube into the sauce at this stage.
Mix till well combined and cook for a further 5 minutes, making sure you stir constantly.
Add your fresh tomatoes and 1 whole onion and cook for a further 3 minutes.Add 1.5 cups of your preferred stock or water and cook for a further 15 minutes
The tomatoes and onion should be cooked through now.
Remove the tomatoes and onion and place in a blender.
Add the remaining stock/ water to the blender.
Blend to a smooth consistency.
Using a strainer, pass the tomato and onion blend through into a bowl
Add your strained juice to the mutton and cook for a further 20-25 minutes.
Add the remaining pepper and cook for a further 5 minutes.
Taste the meat to make sure it’s tender.
Add salt to taste and enjoy.
Best served with steamed Okra, Fufu, Yam & Rice.