I met Magaret on a food group and this girl right there can cook! She is a real foodie and a hardworking adorable mum. The consistency which she churns food out in her kitchen for her and her ‘crews’ as she calls them is amazing and will make you want to go live with her if only just for a weekend. Not only is Margaret a good cook, she bakes and decorates cake beautifully (Watch out for a post on her business- N3 parties and bakes). She is a fun, real person and no dull moment with her. She empowers and is down to earth. We share food tips, laugh and stories among many other things. We so well that it’s hard to believe we only just recently met. Margaret loves sharing and has sent in her recipe to share with K’s Cuisine readers. I hereby present to you Margaret Everitt’s Shito sauce (Recipe and pictures all courtesy of Margaret):
3-4 big onions
1/2 cup grounded crayfish
3 Knorr cubes
1 cup shawa/bonga fish
1 scotch bonnet (add more if you like it hot)
1 and 1/2 tablespoon tomato puree
2 stalk fresh ginger
2 cups oil ( use any of your choice)
1) Chop onions and ginger.
2) Wash the Shawa (dry fish) and set aside
3) Heat some oil in a pot and start frying the chopped onions and ginger in the oil.
3) Fry onions till brown
4) When onions browned, take off heat and sieve the oil.
6) Add some of the sieved oil from frying onions into the blender, add in the fried ginger/onions, Shawa/bongs fish, tomato puree and pepper. Blend smoothly
Do no use water for blending. The oil makes the pepper blend smoothly without water.
7) Pour blended pepper mixture back in same pot with the oil and start frying. Add more oil if need be.
8) Add the crayfish, maggi cubes and keep stirring the sauce to prevent it burning.
The sauce starts to bubble. lower the heat at this point.
9) Then it looks like picture below and your shito is ready.
Eat with yam, beans or any food of choice. You can store in bottle jar.
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