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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

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Akotonshi Ghanaian Stuffed Crabs

Stuffed Crabs recipe

Stuffed Crabs recipe
boil your own crabs for this recipe simply remove the large shell, clean and stuff.

Ghanaian cuisine has diverse traditional dishes one of which is Akotonshi or Ghanaian Stuffed Crabs.

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You can 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.


Akotonshi Ghanaian Stuffed Crabs



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Ghanaian cuisine has diverse traditional dishes one of which is Akotonshi or Ghanaian Stuffed Crabs. 

Prep time: Cook time: Total time:
 
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.

Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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