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How to prepare Ebunuebunu (green soup)

By Wendy Amarteifio
How to prepare Ebunuebunu (green soup)
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Ebunuebunu is a special Ghanaian dish popularly eaten by the Akan people of Ghana.

Ebunuebunu literally means green green.

The soup is cooked with cocoyam leaves (called kontomire in Akan) which gives the green shade of the soup and combined with a tasty blend of smoked fish, snails, and mushrooms.

See recipe below:


-The meat of your choice

-Dried/smoked fish

-Dried/smoked mackerel


- pepper

-medium tomatoes

- medium onions

- clove garlic

-spinach/cocoyam leaves

-peanut butter/groundnut past





-Put your spinach in a saucepan and cook. Remove after 5 mins when it softens

-In another saucepan, put in all your meats and on a moderate heat, steam with some diced onions. Add some salt and Maggie to taste

-Chop some onions and blend with pepper and ginger to create a spicy mix

-Pour the blended pepper mix into the saucepan that has the steam meat. Add fresh tomatoes and onions into the steam to properly cook. Allow cooking for at least 10 mins

-Once this is done, drain cooked spinach and blend with a spoon of peanut butter

-Pour the blended spinach mix into the soup and add at least 6 cups of water into the soup

-Remove the cooked onions and tomatoes from the soup and blend it together. Pour the blended mix back into the soup.

-Wash the smoked fish and add to the soup

-Now, leave it to cook for at least 20 minutes. Add some salt or Maggie to taste because of the initial added water

-Afterward, add the prekese to taste and let it cook for 5 mins.


-Serve with fufu

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