How to make mackerel infused Ghanaian dish, Mpotompoto
This dish is a very sweet, homely, comforting and heavenly meal that is not so hard to make.
Slow-cooked cocoyam with smoked herrings and mackerel, Mpotompoto is a real comfort food any time, any day.
1 kg cocoyam
3 medium-sized tomatoes
1 large onion
Pepper as required
Momoni as required Optional
½ medium-sized smoked mackerel
5 large smoked herrings
1 teaspoon grounded dried fish
1 teaspoon grounded dried shrimp
1/2 cup palm oil
5 cups water or as required
- Peel and cut coco-yam into bite sizes. Remove the skin of the mackerel and herrings and break them into bite sizes. Wash coco-yam and put into a medium saucepan. Add tomatoes, onion and pepper, momoni and water. Put on medium heat to boil for about five to six minutes.
- Remove tomatoes, onions and pepper into a bowl and add in herrings, mackerel, grounded shrimp, fish and salt. Reduce heat to low and let it simmer slowly.
- As coco-yam is simmering, blend or grind the tomatoes, pepper and onions and put it back into the simmering coco-yam. Simmer for about fifteen to twenty minutes till tender. Add in palm oil and stir.
- Simmer for additional two or three minutes.
Your tasty Mpotompoto is ready!