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

INGREDIENTS

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

Salt

Method;

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.

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