6 Reasons Why Shito Sauce Is So Sexy!

Shito sauce is one of my favourite sauces, having discovered it at a Ghanaian friend’s house many years ago and I have never forgotten that foodie experience. It is a deliciously sexy sauce made primarily using vegetable oil, ginger, dried fish/shrimp, garlic, tomato puree/paste, peppers, chilli flakes and spices and everyone should try it at least once!

Here are just a few reasons why:

  1. Shito Sauce goes with pretty much EVERYTHING! I eat it with plain boiled yam and have tried it with fried yam, fried plantain, boiled plantain, rice…you name it! Be creative and try it with something you like today, even if the combination doesn’t work at least it’s an excuse to eat shito sauce! Here’s a reenactment of me every time I eat something with shito sauce:

2. It looks beautiful in a jar (but better on a plate)! Take a look at this jar of shito made by Eat Jollof doesn’t this look like a work of art and can I just say for the record that it tastes as good as it looks. You could just stare at is as the oil glistens around the chilli flakes of passion, flirting with you to scoop a dollop up and devour it with your meal!

Shito Sauce

3. It is easy to buy! You can find it in your local major supermarket stocked in the “World Food” section as well as any African food provision stores so it’s easy to find and affordable, ranging from £2-£3 a jar depending on the brand and jar size.

4. It’s moreish! Once you open that jar you’re going to want to eat it again and again and again. This was a jar of Ghana’s Best Shito I bought from Tesco and I don’t think it lasted a week…but then again I was truly craving it so there was no way it was going to last long.

Shito Sauce

5. It is low maintenance and relatively easy to make and the ingredients can be purchased from most good quality supermarkets/local grocers. You might have to go to an African provisions food store to find certain items but the magic of the internet also means that you can order ingredients online! Click here for a great recipe from Freedes, Founder of My Burnt Orange. Here’s a video from Abena’s Kitchen, you can use it or just watch it as the recipe is brought life and flirts with you on your screen.

6. It’s saucy and spicy and quite simply a sensual delight for your taste buds! That’s all I have to say. If you must eat any sauce in this world at least once then you must eat SHITO!

A Simply Delicious Prawn And Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe

Who’s For Dinner was recently sent a fantastic Ken Hom Wok from the team at Debenhams in celebration of Chinese New Year. I also received some Good Grips gadgets to test out which make the cooking experience not only easier but fun too!

Chinese cuisine varies in levels of complexity, some dishes require lots of ingredients that you can source from your local Asian/Chinese groceries, others are very easy and can be made with ingredients that you probably already have at home and taste great. What also makes chinese cooking fun is the stir fry! Stir frys are a wonderful way to eat your favourite meat/vegetables/fish and if you use the right quality of wok you can make tasty stir fries for yourself, friends and family for years to come!

Here’s our “simply delicious Prawn And Broccoli stir fry” recipe we made using the Ken Hom carbon steel wok – easy to make with ingredients that you can find in your local shop (if you don’t already have them in your fridge/pantry at home).

  • 2 tbsp sesame oil (or any alternative which suits your palate)
  • 2cm fresh ginger
  • 1 large garlic clove (sliced with the good grips garlic slicer)
  • 1 green birds eye chilli
  • 400g raw king prawns
  • 200g Broccoli
  • Half Sweet red pepper
  • Half Red Onion – sliced
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce

Wok cooking is about heat! Make sure that you heat your oil well. Add the garlic and onions, fry for 1 minute until soft but not brown. Add the prawns and stir fry for at least 3 minutes until the prawns turn pink. Now add all other ingredients and continue to fry, add soy sauce at the last stage. This can be eaten with steam rice or noodles and is the perfect starter dish for those who are new to wok cooking.

The Ken Hom Wok is deep and high quality, the carbon steel ensures that the heat is spread equally which allows for the ingredients to be cooked thoroughly. It might be deemed as a little bit heavy but you should get used to it relatively quickly and the quality of the finish is second to none.

A Taste of Romance: Chocolate Covered Rose Flavoured Turkish Delights

Biting into this classic Turkish delicacy one can’t help being seduced by the subtle flavour of roses and sweetness. The smooth chocolate exterior combined with the heartiness of the Turkish delight jelly interior make this a sumptuous treat. This is not your usual chocolate snack, they are rich and sweet and if you have never tasted anything which is rose flavoured these might take some getting used to, but they are worth tasting.

Truede has made a luxurious treat perfect for sharing or just for treating oneself. Istanbul is a beautiful city and anyone who has ever been will find market stalls proudly selling a range of Turkish delights. It is great to find a brand that has brought an authentic taste of Turkey to the UK. Aside from being Gluten and GM free making it suitable for vegans and vegetarians it is also made from natural flavours and the colours are from plant extracts so it is ideal for the health conscious who still want to indulge in a sweet or two.

These chocolate covered Rose flavoured Turkish Delights were truly a romantic treat for the taste buds, they are not just for special occasions, these will make any moment special. Indulge and treat yourself to these after a delicious meal, they make the perfect dessert alternative.

Stockists of Truede Turkish Delight, Chocolate Spoons and Wafers include: Whole Foods, Fenwicks, Lakelands, the British Museum, and garden centres around the UK. They are also available online on Amazon.