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Monday, October 20, 2014

Akotonshi Ghanaian Stuffed Crabs

Akotonshi Ghanaian Stuffed tomatoes photo by ChodHoundGhanaian cuisine has diverse traditional dishes one of which is Akotonshi or Ghanaian Stuffed Crabs. You can also make your own little “imitation” crab shells by forgoing the crab shells using large hollowed out red tomato, a large red grilled bell pepper or use an attractive red baking dish. However if you happen to boil your own crabs for this recipe simply remove the large shell, clean and stuff.


Akotonshi Ghanaian Stuffed Crabs



African recipes by African Gourmet

Ghanaian cuisine has diverse traditional dishes one of which is Akotonshi or Ghanaian Stuffed Crabs. You can also make your own little imitation crab shells by using large hollowed out red tomatoes or red peppers.

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Ingredients
2 cups crab meat or imitation crab meat

24 small fresh shrimp, peeled, deveined  

2 medium size ripe tomatoes, finely chopped

2 bunches of green onions, chopped 

3 cups tomato puree

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon onion power

1 teaspoon ginger powder

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 sprig rosemary, chopped

8 crab shells or 12 hollowed baked out tomatoes

Directions

Add all ingredients into a large pot just long enough to cook shrimp about 3-5 minutes. Spoon mixture into clean crab shells or baked tomatoes, garnish with green onions.


Did you know…?

You can stuff a hot chili pepper with the crab mixture for your chili-head friend who loves ghost peppers.

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