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The Hirshon Ghanaian Akotonshi


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Ingredients

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  • 2 lbs. cooked crab meat
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger
  • 46 cloves
  • 4 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 green bell peppers, finely chopped
  • pinch of paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • ¾ tsp. grains of paradise, ground to a powder
  • 1 tsp minced African bird peppers (use hot Thai peppers if unavailable), mashed to a paste
  • 1 tbsp dried shrimp
  • ½ cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, hard-boiled and finely chopped
  • 1 sprig parsley

Instructions

  1. Mix crab meat with ¼ cup water that has been boiled with the ginger piece and cloves for 15 minutes.
  2. Drain water, flake the meat and set aside.
  3. In a heavy pot, heat oil to a moderate temperature and add other ingredients in the following sequence, stirring for a minute or so between each: onions, ground ginger, tomatoes, tomato paste, green pepper, cumin, nutmeg, thyme, grains of paradise, paprika, mashed peppers, and dried shrimp.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer for 4 – 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until vegetables are cooked.
  5. Add crab meat and stir another couple of minutes to heat it through.
  6. Then spoon the mixture into clean crab shells or ramekins (small individual baking dishes).
  7. Sprinkle bread crumbs on top of each crab and toast under an oven broiler, being careful not to let the crumbs scorch.
  8. Garnish with egg and parsley.
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Nutrition

  • Calories: 423.09 kcal
  • Sugar: 5.24 g
  • Sodium: 1447.31 mg
  • Fat: 17.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.12 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.09 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.72 g
  • Fiber: 3.13 g
  • Protein: 45.72 g
  • Cholesterol: 265.02 mg
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