Tag: kelewele


Jason’s Little Kitchen – Ghana Independence & Mother’s Day Dinner

 

94Join Jason’s Little Kitchen as they celebrate Ghana’s 59th independence and also Mother’s day!

Treat your mum, grandma, auntie, sister, cousin or anyone who acts as a mother figure to you to a lovely West African meal that’s sure to put a smile on their face, and lets them know you’re grateful for all the things she does for you.

Also as it is Ghana independence the people at Jason’s Little Kitchen have chosen to go back to the classic meal of kelewele for the starters and jollof rice and chicken for the mains.

For dessert they have beautiful roasted pineapple accompanied by sorbet to end your meal nicely.

Your glass of wine will be  provide by Edgmond Wines, and will be a special white wine called Patatsfontein Chenin Blanc, which has a faint hint of spice and white peach – something that will surely go down a treat with your meal for the evening.

Date: Sunday March 6th

Address: The Chancery Restaurant, 9 Cursitor St, London EC4A 1LL

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Price: £35

MENU

Starters:

– Kelewele & Hot Pepper Sauce –

Fried plantain cut into small cubes, marinated in a variety of spices and then cooked until caramelised and served with a special hot pepper sauce.

Mains:

– Jollof Rice with Grass Fed Chicken –

Basmati rice slowly cooked through a tomato stew mixed with red & yellow peppers, bay leaves and onions.

Dessert:

– Roasted Pineapple & Sorbet –

Slowy baked to bring out the sweet flavours of the pineapple, served with a sorbet to add a soothing taste 

Wine:

– Patatsfontein Chenin Blanc –

supplied by independent wine merchant Edgmond Wines.

This Lovely white wine with a faint hint of spice and white peach, will complement the meal wonderfully.

Tickets are available from www.jasonslittlekitchen.co.uk

Ghanaian Food: The Joy of Kelewele!!

 

 

I know this is a bit of a random post but if you know me then you will know that I write about absolutely everything and anything! Thus I thought I would take the opportunity to comment on one of my favourite snacks and I’m sure I’m not alone in my fondness for the Ghanaian delicacy which is known as ‘kelewele”

For those of you who are not familiar with “kelewele” (you need to get to know!) it is essentially finely cut pieces of fried plantain chips, seasoned with spices. The plantain may be cut diagonally into chips or into cubes. Usually, ginger, cayenne pepper and salt are the typical spices used to make kelewele. However, onions, anise, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and chili powder are also used as spices

“Kelewele” was and still is a big hit among my family members.  The sweet smell of plantain frying on the stove on a Sunday afternoon was a familiar occurrence in my house when I was younger. The good thing about this snack is that is quick and easy to make it can be served with groundnuts (my personal favorite) beans, or even rice.

For readers of the blog who have never had kelewele before (though if your Ghanaian I will actually find that hard to believe).  You can get the recipe at the sneaky kitchen website; http://sneakykitchen.com/Recipes/kele_wele.htm

Happy eating! and spread the word about this great snack my aim is to get Kelewele to overtake Fish& Chips as the UK’s favorite snack! Chicken Tikka massala curry originally from India was voted as the Britain’s favorite meal so it’s possible people.

Comment and tell us about the joy kelewele has brought to your life, don’t be shy.

Ben Jk Anim-Antwi