Basic Cooking Instructions for Kontomire Stew

Kontomire is a stew made from cocoyam leaves native to the Akan people of Ghana.

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Kontomire is a local Ghanaian stew, made with cocoyam leaves, eaten with a lot of meals and cooked with indigenous melon seed.

Recipe for Kontomire

Kontomire leaves

Tomatoes and pepper


Palm oil

Egusi (Melon seeds)

Smoked fish

Ground crayfish

Salt to taste

How to Prepare Kontomire

Blend tomatoes, pepper and onion and set aside. Also blend your egusi and set aside.Wash Kontomire with salt and shred. Put the shredded Kontomire in a pot with little water and bring to a boil. Then turn after cooking for a while to ensure all sides are cooked. Then, take off the fire and set aside.

Afterwards, pour palm oil into a pot, add sliced onions and sauté. Add the blended pepper mixture, and bring to a simmer. Then add your washed smoked fish, salt to taste, grounded crayfish and cook till thickened. You can now add the blended melon seeds, and cook on a low heat for 5 to 8 minutes. Gently stir in the boiled Kontomire leaves and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Your Kontomire is ready to serve with whatever you are having it with.


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