Are you looking for fresh recipes to try with your friends and family as you go through the lockdown? Well, here is a recipe you can try! Treat your family to a delicious and spicy meal of Ofam.
Ofam is a peppery Ghanaian dish made from ripe plantain, ginger and pepper. It is quite popular among the Akan tribe of Ghana.
It is also easy to prepare and does not require much efforts. Below is a list of ingredients and steps to help you prepare this delicious meal.
- 6 fingers of very ripe (almost turning black) plantain
- 2 bulbs of onion
- 4 cloves( optional)
- Half a cup of plain flour
- 4 tsp chilli powder/ scotch bonnet pepper
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp of nutmeg( Optional )
- 1tsp of baking powder
- Small cup of coconut oil (or any oil of your choice )
- A loaf tin
First, mash the pepper, onion, cloves, nutmeg and ginger in a hallow mortar (used for blending palm fruits).
Then, peel the riped plantain and cut into small sizes.
Add the plantain to the paste in the mortar and continue to mash until all ingredients become a uniform smooth paste.
Set your oven to 200oc and proceed to grease the loaf pan with oil ( any oil of your choice).
Add flour, a small cup of oil, tsp of baking powder and salt to the paste in the mortar. Then proceed to stir with a ladle until all ingredients are properly mixed.
Pour the paste in the loaf pan and place in the oven to bake for 20 minutes.
Pull the loaf pan from the oven and insert a skewer into the Ofam to check if it is properly cooked. If the skewer comes out clean it means the Ofam is cooked and ready for consumption.
Remove the loaf pan with a lean cloth and carefully offload the content into a clean plate.
Cut into sizes and serve with iced water.