Ghanaian Cuisine

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Ghana is a special country to me, because that’s my wife’s homeland, and she is awesome in the kitchen, preparing Ghanaian Cuisine. This small African country is BIG on good eats! Most of Ghana’s traditional foods are eaten with your hands (right hand only), but some stews and soups are also taken with the spoon.

Ghanaian Cuisine

Kenkey with Fried Fish and Peppers Sauce (Photo Attributed to Author: Kwabena)

Staples like Banku, Fufu, and Kenkey are the equivalent of my homeland’s (America) breads – almost always present and an integral part of the daily meals. You can get recipes for these staples by clicking HERE, and you will need them to prepare most of the recipes you will find here.

You will (unless you are an African living in Africa) undoubtedly come across some ingredients that are difficult to obtain at your local grocery stores. As a convenience, whenever possible, I have linked as many of these “hard to find” ingredients to our online grocery store, here within Ethnic Foods R Us, so you can have the “real thing” traditional culinary experience.

Also, I know when I am trying a new Ghanaian cuisine dish I’ve never seen prepared before I like to have a visual of what it’s supposed to wind up looking like. So at the top of each recipe is a picture of the Ghana food you are about to enjoy.

Oh, and for those meals that require eating with your hands (most of them), if you want to have a truly native experience, you place a large bowl of water on the table, with a drying linen for each person. Everyone washes and dries their hands before and after each meal, and I suggest using the traditional Ghana African Black Soap. Amazing stuff, you may also want to keep some around for pleasant bathing and cleansing chores.

Enjoy these scrumptious Ghanaian Cuisine meals!


Please note: For your convenience, you can click on the recipes listed below and be taken directly to a page with just that recipe on it, in printer-friendly format.

Here is the list, in alphabetical order:

Abenkwan (Spicy Vegetable and Seafood Soup)

Avocado Salad with Spicy Groundnut Dressing

Banku and Tilapia with Peppers Stew

Dandelion Salad Ghana Style

Garden Egg Stew

Ghanaian Black Eye Pea Curry

Goat Lite Soup

Groundnut Soup with Chicken

Jollof Rice with Chicken

Okro Stew

Red Red Stew

Volta Region Seafood Stew

Volta Region Tilapia Stew

Waakye (Saucy rice and beans dish)


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