Gari fortor is a meal that you should consider adding to your meal options this festive season. It is simple to make, affordable and delicious. But it is important to note that the making of this recipe differs from person to person. Therefore, what you decide to garnish it with is solely your preserve.
Gari fortor is a local Ghanaian meal that is enjoyed by most tribes in Ghana. It is basically a mixture of gari and tomato stew but other people choose to garnish with salad or fried plantain
Pepper, tomatoes, garlic, ginger, oil, fish or beef, onion, tin tomatoes (optional) salt and other seasoning (depends on your preference).
- Preparing the stew is based on personal preference; some people tend to alter the recipe by adding or omitting some of the ingredients. To make the stew, it is important to start by blending pepper, onions, garlic, tomatoes and ginger separately or altogether.
- Heat a little oil in a saucepan and add half a bulb of chopped onion to the heated oil and allow it to fry for a few minutes. Add a sachet of tomato paste and continue to stir for about 5 minutes so it does not burn. Add the blended mixture of pepper, onion, garlic, and ginger. Continue to stir and allow the mixture to fry for a few minutes until the paste becomes a little dark. Then proceed to add your fresh tomatoes while still staring the mixture in the saucepan. After a few minutes, add your already steamed or fried meat, fish and vegetables; allow it to cook for a few minutes. Add a little salt and seasoning to taste and cover halfway so the stew does not spill on the kitchen walls and on the stove.
- To prepare the Gari fortor, fetch gari depending on the number of guests you are expecting into a bowl and sprinkle with saltwater. Allow the gari to sit for a while, add and the stew to the gari and mix it together.
Serve with salad or fried plantain on a clean plate or as a side dish to your rice or wakye