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Kenkey: The perfect blend of taste and tradition

Hey there! Are you ready to embark on a journey of flavor and culture? Let’s explore one of Ghana‘s most loved delicacies, Kenkey!

This mouth-watering dish is a staple in Ghanaian cuisine and is particularly beloved by the Ga Adangbe ethnic group.

Imagine a ball of cornmeal, perfectly complemented with spicy chili pepper and a flavorful black sauce called “shito”.

Kenkey is usually served with fish, eggs, shrimp, or any other soup or stew of your choice.

It is not only delicious but also a significant source of nourishment for many Ghanaians.

Kenkey with pepper,onions and fishes

So, how is this delicious dish made? First, the maize grains are soaked in water for three days to soften and ferment them. Next, the maize grains are cleaned, crushed into flour, and worked into dough. Half of the fermented dough is cooked before being combined with the uncooked half to create a perfect blend of texture and taste.

The dough is then wrapped tightly in maize husks and cooked in water for one to three hours, depending on the size and thickness of the dough. Once it is ready, you are in for a treat!

Did you know that the water used to boil Kenkey can be used to make a nutritious beverage called “otinshi nu”? Additionally, you can also make a sweet dessert known as ice Kenkey by blending Kenkey with water, sugar, powdered milk, and ice.

Kenkey is not only a delicious dish but also a healthy one! It is rich in protein, vitamins, and fiber, which help prevent constipation and aid in digestion.

It is also a good source of Vitamin C and B6, which boost your immunity and help repair and grow tissues. Furthermore, Kenkey provides energy and lowers cholesterol levels.

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