Shitor Din, commonly called Shito is the word for pepper in the Ghanaian native language (Ga) of the capital Accra.
500 g dried chilli
1 kg onions
800 g of tomato puree
4 big roots of ginger
3-4 tsp. of salt
500 g of dried grounded smoked shrimps, or dried grounded
smoked herrings, or dried grounded smoked crayfish.
2 litre vegetable oil
2-4 f.x. marmalade bottles
1. Use the majority of the oil, to blend chili, onions and ginger (No water should be added).
2. Put the mixture in a big pot, add the salt, grounded shrimps and the rest of the oil in the pot and mix it well.
3. Cook the mixture, (stir it constantly to prevent it from burning) until it’s dark brown.
4. Take it off the fire and let it cool down a little bit.
5. Wash the marmalade bottles with water several times, first with soap water, afterwards with clear hot water, and leave it to dry.
6. Fill the shot in the bottles and close it tight.
Can be used as dip, with rice, with egg, or add to the food you like hot.