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Shito Pepper - Shito Sauce

Shito pepper ! Easy, delicious shito sauce that is versatile and can be served on variety of meals. This Ghananian hot sauce recipe is simple. Let me show you how to make shito.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine: African, Ghanaian
Keyword: how to make shito, kpakpo shito, shito pepper, shito sauce
Servings: 1


  • 4 large Onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup Ground Crayfish
  • ½ cup Bonga fish
  • 3 Stock cubes - Knorr
  • 2 Green kpakpo shito pepper or to taste
  • 1 Scotch bonnet as much as you can tolerate
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato Puree
  • 2 cups Oil Rapeseed, peanut, vegetable or any other oil of choice.
  • 3 inch Ginger


  •  Chop onions and peel the ginger.
  • Wash the Shawa (dry fish) and set aside.
  • Heat some oil in a pot and start frying the chopped onions and ginger in the oil.
  • Fry onions till brown and when onions are browned, take off heat and sieve the oil.
  • 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.
  • Pour blended pepper mixture back in same pot with the oil and start frying. Add more oil if need be.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Serve with rice, plantain, yam or any food of choice.
To store, leave to cool completely before putting in airtight container or jars and store in the fridge for up to 1 month or in the freezer for up to a year.