The Nkatekonto Soup

The Nkatekonto Soup

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The nkatekonto soup is a Ghanaian food. It’s basically a different version of the groundnut soup. It’s groundnut soup with cocoyam leaves(kontomire). In absence of cocoyam leaves, you can use spinach as well.
I enjoyed making this, as it was my first time after looking over mom’s shoulder in the kitchen once. And it was fun! Fun and very easy!  And yes tasty too!

The ingredients

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Groundnut paste
Cocoyam leaves
Meat (whatever kind you want)
Koobi(dried salted tilapia) and dry/smoked fish
Pepper, Onion and Ginger
Pureed tomatoes
Salt/Maggi

To the procedure

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You wash the meat you want to use (in my case I used beef, ribs to be precise and smoked turkey). Add your grounded onion, pepper and ginger mix. Add some salt/maggi. Start steaming…

Wash the cocoyam leaves and add water. ( I added my washed koobi-dried salted tilapia). Then boil. You only need the cocoyam leaves soft enough for grinding to a smooth paste.

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The peanut butter is to be mixed with water to a fine pulp and stirred on fire. You know it’s cooked when there’s oil on the surface.

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Add tomato puree and the cooked peanut butter to the meat. Let it simmer for a few minutes. Then add the cocoyam leaves paste.

(I added dry fish filet and koobi for real African flavor)

Your soup basically has all the ingredients now, all you need to do is let it cook some more.

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You can pair nkatekonto with fufu, rice, gari, banku etc. I chose fufu for today.

The fufu:

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Boil water. Pour in the fufu flour and start stirring immediately. Add more flour to get desired thickness.

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Bon Appetit!

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